A nasojejunal (NJ) tube.A nasojejunal (NJ) tube is a thin, soft tube that is put in through the nose, goes through the stomach and ends in the jejunum (jue-joo-num), a part of the small intestine.

What Do I Need to Know about an NJ Tube?

  • The NJ tube is placed by a doctor while using X-ray.
  • The NJ tube cannot be replaced by caregivers in the home. 
  • You need to use a pump to give feedings through an NJ tube.  
  • You cannot give a bolus feeding through the NJ tube.
  • The tube is held in place with tape on the cheek.