Flying with a feeding tube can be challenging, but with proper preparation it can be done. Navigating TSA checkpoints can be especially difficult if you’re not prepared. There are many websites with excellent advice on what to do. These websites TSA, Feeding Tube Awareness and Oley Foundation have excellent suggestions on how to make travel easier.
Using the bFed™ System can make flying with a feeding tube a little easier and less messy. Pre-fill a Bolee™ Bag with the nutrition you need for your trip. Keeping it on ice until you connect it to a Bolink™ Large Cap is one way to go. Label your Bolee™ Bag as medically necessary nutrition and have documentation from your healthcare provider.
You could also pack packaged nutrition (commercial tube feeding or a pureed food pouch). If you are using pureed food pouches you can connect directly to your feeding tube using the Bolink™ Small Cap. If you are using packaged tube feeding, use the Bolee™ Bag and Bolink™ Large Cap as you normally do.
Hopefully the above tips and traveling information on the other websites we referred to will make your trip through the airport just a little bit easier!
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