Myth: if someone can eat they don’t need a feeding tube.
Fact: There are so many reasons for feeding tubes. Some kids can eat, but not enough to maintain their nutritional needs. Some can eat solid food but cannot drink liquids safely (they can aspirate the liquid into their lungs). Some people use the tube for medications or fluids. Some, like LE, use it also to vent excess pressure from the belly, relieving pain and bloating.
Know the facts. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!