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An introduction to parenteral nutrition at home

Parenteral nutrition is used when the gut is unable to absorb enough nutrition to enable your child to grow and develop normally. A liquid solution that contains nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fats) needed for growth and development is given directly into a vein. This page is an introduction to parenteral nutrition at home and what you can expect when you leave Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). In a planned teaching programme, we will teach you how to give parenteral nutrition to your child and how to look after the equipment involved.

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