Nutritional Support for CIP

Some individuals and children may be unable or unwilling to eat because of the severity of their disorder or they may be unable to maintain basic nutritional requirements even with supplementation and diet adjustments. In such cases, individuals are put on enteral or total parenteral nutrition (TPN).

Parenteral nutrition is nutrition fed through the vein, commonly referred to as TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition)..

Enteral nutrition is nutrition fed through a feeding tube which has been implanted into the stomach and/or small bowel.