nasogastric tube (NG tube)

feeding tube

tube of soft rubber or plastic that is inserted through a nostril and into your stomach to give liquid foods or medications

flexible tube that is inserted through the patient's nose into the stomach to drain unwanted fluids that can build up


the time from a baby's birth to four weeks (28 days) of age.

neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

special care nursery for sick and premature newborns. NICUs are staffed with specialists trained to care for babies with special needs and use advanced technology in the care of those babies.