Enteral Feeding & Medical Devices


Welcome to the healthcare professional page on enteral feeding & medical devices. These pages contain content dedicated to professional audiences, including feature articles, links to the latest clinical guidelines and product information.

About enteral nutrition 

Patients who require ongoing nutritional support via enteral (‘tube’) feeding can now use medical devices at home that are intuitive, accurate and will not hinder movement.

The role of enteral nutrition and medical devices

Nutricia understands the importance of optimal nutritional support and we continue to develop our science and technology - offering innovative feeding solutions designed for the ICU and surgical environments. We support healthcare professionals by offering a comprehensive range of tube feeds, complimented with medical devices, accessories and services to help provide the best care to their patients.



Celebrate Feeding Tube Awareness Week with Nutricia!

Feeding Tube Awareness Week takes place from the 5th to the 9th February. A week aiming to educate and promote the benefits of tube feeding across different patient journeys.

Learn more about enteral tube feeding and the difference it can make in the lives of patients.

Enteral tube feeding & medical devices portfolio

There are health challenges patients recovering from critical illness may experience, which can be managed or improved with enteral nutrition (for use under healthcare professional supervision only). Nutricia's Flocare range of innovative medical devices, accessories and supporting tools have been developed to simplify enteral feeding because Nutricia strongly believe that your feeding regimen should fit comfortably into your daily routine.



Tube feeding products & medical devices

The Nutricia products should be used under medical supervision.

Flocare Infinity III

Flocare Infinity III is a portable enteral nutrition feeding pump that safely and accurately delivers a nutritional regimen.

Clinical guidelines

ESPEN practical guideline: Home enteral nutrition

The ESPEN practical guideline informs healthcare professionals and interested patients about indications and contraindications for HEN (Home Enteral Nutrition), as well as its implementation and monitoring.


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Enteral Nutrition using pump assisted feeding: Insights from Nutricia Masterclass 2022 ESPEN Congress

Enteral tube feeding is indicated for patients at nutritional risk or malnourished who cannot meet their nutrients requirements by normal dietary intake and have a functioning gastrointestinal tract. It is a key nutritional technique that can be used at clinical settings and at home to improve nutritional status and quality of life of patients1,2. Knowing its positive impact on patients and healthcare providers, techniques, safety and key practical points on how to handle the tube feeding, are the essential elements addressed in this Masterclass.

ESPEN 2021 experts' insights 

During the virtual 2021 ESPEN congress on Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism, Nutricia hold live experts sessions on the booth. Six international experts and dieticians shared key insights on the optimal nutritional care along the patient journey from the Intensive Care Unit to the community.

Watch the recorded experts’ sessions of by clicking on button below.


Continued learning enables us all to deliver the best possible care to those who need it most. Here we bring science-led educational resources as well as news from leading medical congresses, helping to stay up-to-date with the latest advances in medical nutrition.

Patient story


Gary’s story

“I was diagnosed with a rare, benign parapharyngeal schwannoma, a neural tumor close to my salivary glands. It was only by chance that the doctors discovered the tumor! I was told that for six weeks after the surgery I would need a nasogastric tube feeding. But my body didn’t cope with the tube and I could no longer swallow food or drinks. I felt very weak. My weight dropped from 16 stone to 11.5. Eventually had a permeant low-profile gastronomy tube fitted.

Now my weight has increased and I’m getting stronger. I’m back at work and keeping active - I even ran the London marathon last year, wearing my pump the whole way around. I am living proof that it is possible to have a relatively normal life whilst tube feeding.”

Feature articles

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#Time4Education is a self-paced learning video series to discover enteral tube feeding solutions. The series are based on 2 tutorial videos, one on medical devices and one the importance of intact protein feeds, followed by testimonials from different experts.


Medical devices

Whether for a short period in ICU or longer term from home, some people need their nutrition delivered via a tube. The pumps enabling this delivery need to be both safe and accurate. Read more on Danone Nutricia Research website.


Critical Care recovery healthcare professional pages

The healthcare professionals pages provide access to a range of articles and resources related to Critical Care recovery, including clinical guidelines and detailed product information. The pages are for healthcare professionals only.


Feeding Tube Awareness Week: Supporting patients in critical care and beyond via nutritional interventions

  1. Ojo O, Keaveney E, Wang XH, Feng P. The effect of enteral tube feeding on patients’ health-related quality of life: a systematic review. Nutrients. 2019 May 10;11(5):1046.
  2. Bischoff SC, Austin P, Boeykens K, Chourdakis M, Cuerda C, Jonkers-Schuitema C, Lichota M, Nyulasi I, Schneider SM, Stanga Z, Pironi L. ESPEN practical guideline: Home enteral nutrition. Clinical nutrition. 2022 Feb 1;41(2):468-88.

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