What is a Drip Chamber?


There is a lot of terminology around tube feeding, but the question "what is a drip chamber?", is something we get asked a lot. 

Drip chambers are sometimes added to tubing to enable you to do gravity feeds. These are drip feeds that you can give without a pump. Your dietitian would let you know if this is suitable for you. 

Feed bag with a drip chamber

The drip chambers are plastic, and add an extra 2-3 inches onto the length of a feed. This is why we ask whether you have one before you purchase a backpack, as some of our smaller backpacks are too small to allow for this extra length.

If you have any further questions prior to purchasing a backpack, please get in touch