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Sometimes people with cerebral palsy have problems trying to eat. Problems may include:
You can help your child with cerebral palsy eat more easily by:
A person with severe cerebral palsy may need a feeding tube in order to eat. For short-term use, the tube is placed into the nose and passed into the stomach. For long-term tube feeding, a tube can be placed directly into the stomach through an opening in the abdomen (gastrostomy tube).
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