Once a feeding tube is in place, it will take some time for everyone to adjust, especially your child. This is a big change, and every child will react differently. To make the transition as smooth as possible, highlight the positive effects the feeding tube will have on his growth and development.
You can even talk about how the umbilical cord nourished your child before he was even born! That’s nature’s most amazing way to “tube feed”!
It may be difficult to understand now, but tube feeding can and will become second nature over time. It's very possible for a child to eventually view the tube as a natural part of his body.