Penn Home Infusion Team
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Last Modified: November 1, 2001
The Gastric Feeding Button is a special type of feeding device that is surgically placed into the stomach, or it may be used to replace an already existing feeding tube. The gastric feeding button is used to deliver nutrients directly into the stomach if one is unable to eat or to eat enough to maintain adequate nutritional status. The device is level with the skin. During the feeding an adaptor is used. When the feeding is completed the adaptor can be removed and the button will be even with the skin.
Mar 29, 2010 - A longer duration of breast-feeding may be associated with unfavorable breast tumor characteristics, according to a study presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference, held from March 24 to 27 in Barcelona, Spain.