Enteral access device (EAD) clogging occurs in 44% of EADs placed in the stomach compared to 15% of EADs placed in the small bowel.*
This may be due to formula contact with gastric contents inside the EAD during routine residual checks, leading to formula clogs.*
* Lord, L.M. “Restoring and Maintaining Patency of Enteral Feeding Tubes.” Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2003; 18(5):422-426.