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feeding

 [fēd´ing]
1. the taking of food.
2. the giving of food.
3. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing nutritional intake for a patient who is unable to feed self.
artificial feeding feeding of a baby with food other than mother's milk.
bottle feeding in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as preparation and administration of fluids to an infant via a bottle.
breast feeding breastfeeding.
enteral tube feeding in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as delivering nutrients and water through a gastrointestinal tube.
forced feeding administration of food by force to those who cannot or will not receive it.
intravenous feeding administration of nutrient fluids through a vein; see also intravenous infusion and parenteral nutrition.
feeding procedures in the omaha system, any method of giving food or fluid, including breast, formula, intravenous, or tube.
supplemental feeding a planned additional food or nutrient that is added to the usual diet, often as a powder, formula, or tablet.
tube feeding see tube feeding.

forced feed·ing

, forcible feeding
1. giving liquid food through a nasal tube passed into the stomach;
2. forcing a person to eat more food than desired.
Synonym(s): forced alimentation
Eating disorders The self-administration of excess quantities of food in the context of the binge-purge complex
Human rights Forced alimentation The administration of nutrients against the will of the recipient

forced feed·ing

, forcible feeding (fōrst fēd'ing, fōr'si-bĕl)
1. Giving liquid food through a nasal tube that passes into the stomach.
2. Forcing a person to eat more food than desired.

forced feed·ing

, forcible feeding (fōrst fēd'ing, fōr'si-bĕl)
1. Giving liquid food through a nasal tube passed into the stomach.
2. Forcing a person to eat more food than desired.

forced

done by force.

forced feeding
see force feeding, intravenous alimentation.
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