FPIES Diet & Management

 

What Do I Do If My Baby Has FPIES?

 

There is currently no cure for FPIES. Once FPIES is diagnosed, there is nothing to do but avoid the trigger foods. As with many other food allergies, children with FPIES usually outgrow FPIES within a few years.

FPIES MANAGEMENT

FPIES MANAGEMENT

Avoiding FPIES Trigger Foods

The cornerstone of FPIES management is avoiding the trigger food(s) that you and your healthcare team have identified. But for how long?

Your healthcare team will often advise avoiding the trigger food for a certain amount of time — such as at least a year. They will then conduct an “oral food challengeto see if your child has outgrown the allergy. The allergist will advise whether to come into the allergist’s office for this or if it’s okay to try at home.

When avoiding FPIES trigger foods, it’s important to read food labels carefully, know what you’re looking for, and always check with your healthcare professional if you are in doubt.

Feeding with a Hypoallergenic Formula when FPIES is triggered by Cow Milk or Soy

A healthcare professional may recommend that you use a special formula, like Neocate, developed for infants with cow milk allergy (CMA), multiple food allergies, and related conditions such as FPIES.

Outgrowing FPIES

Many children outgrow FPIES by age three. This can vary based on how severe their symptoms are and which foods they react to.

HOW NEOCATE CAN HELP WITH MANAGING FPIES

HOW NEOCATE CAN HELP WITH MANAGING FPIES

Infants with FPIES can continue taking breast milk. For infants with FPIES who need formula, a hypoallergenic formula like Neocate is advised. Up to half of infants with FPIES who react to cow milk will also react to soy, so a soy formula is usually not recommended. If FPIES with a cow milk trigger lasts beyond the first birthday, another kind of special hypoallergenic formula is recommended to ensure a source of key nutrients in the diet.

For toddlers and children with FPIES, especially those who have multiple food triggers, a hypoallergenic formula can help supplement the elimination diet. For some children who have fewer trigger foods, the best way to manage is simply to avoid those foods until they outgrow the allergy.

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Talk to your healthcare provider to determine which Neocate products are right for you.

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