People who are able to tolerate a normal amount of food at one time can be fed by bolus feeding. Feedings are most often given every 4 to 6 hours during waking hours. They are only given in the stomach. You’ll be told how often to give the feedings and how much water to give the person between feedings. When starting a feeding, open and use only the prescribed amount of liquid food (formula).
1. Put the syringe tip in the port
2. Fill the syringe
3. Give the feeding
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’ve given the prescribed amount of formula.
Remove the syringe and close the port cap.
NOTE: You can also fill the syringe from a measuring cup. Leave the plunger in the syringe. Pour the formula into the measuring cup. Put the tip of the syringe into the cup and pull up the plunger. Then put the tip of the syringe in the feeding port.
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