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TUBE FEEDING INTOLERANCE
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Constipation

Check for:

Fecal Impaction/Constipation

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

Assess abdomen; disimpact as needed using enemas; monitor stool frequency and consistency3

Inactivity

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

If possible, encourage activity/ambulation3

Formula characteristics, dehydration

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

Evaluate fibre intake (inadequate fibre) and fluid intake (concentrated formulas or containing fibres may increase water intake needs).3 Consider a formula with fibre4,5

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