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...Patient History: Just a few days after she was born, Ryleigh began suffering from bouts of vomiting and constipation. The baby was inconsolable and responded to the pain by screaming and scrunching herself into a ball. “Our newborn baby was absolutely miserable and nothing was making her happy,” says Ryleigh’s mother Michelle. “We felt completely helpless.” Nutritional Management and Outcome: Ryleigh’s family took her to countless visits to the pediatrician. The co-payments piled up,...
...Patient History: Sawyer was only one month old when she began to suffer from projectile vomiting, skin rashes, chronic cold symptoms and constipation. She was always extremely fussy while eating and would cry inconsolably until she fell asleep. Sawyer’s pediatrician said that she had colic and acid reflux and that after treating both of those conditions her symptoms would pass. Unfortunately, as time went on, Sawyer’s condition continued to worsen and Sawyer’s mother Staci...
05/12/2011
...to be especially tricky for those who have had “real” food, know what it tastes like, and must give it up for an extended time. And the question many parents would like to ask: How did I feel after two days of Neocate? Pretty normal, actually! There are rumors that amino acid-based diets cause diarrhea or constipation, but that’s not true. My stomach felt a bit more “active” at times, but I never felt queasy,...
03/31/2011
...Here at Neocate, we get lots of questions about diapers. I mean lots! Many questions relate to constipation or diarrhea. We’ve posted about constipation in the past, but I thought it would be helpful to pull together our past comments on diarrhea, as well as provide some more medical information on the topic courtesy of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Defining “Diarrhea” Simply defined, diarrhea is loose, watery stools. It also means having...
03/16/2010
...comprised of 6 to 12 carbon chains and are considered saturated fats. They are beneficial in the treatment of constipation or as a natural laxative and are digested more easily than LCTs. LCTs have a carbon chain greater than 12 and can be monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated fats. LCTs have been studied and shown to repair the gut if it’s been damaged. 1 Normal fats and oils contain LCTs and MCTs. Both types of triglycerides...
06/15/2010
...system. It is then broken down in the colon by bacterial flora. Research shows that soluble fiber lowers cholesterol and delays glucose absorption. Insoluble fiber(such as cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin) does not dissolve in water. It is not digestible and passes through the digestive system rapidly and intact. This helps to increase bowel movements and improves constipation. In addition to being able to bond with water, fiber molecules also bond with substances such as hormones,...
08/11/2011
...what your child needs Before exploring the options, make sure to check with your child’s healthcare team to be sure that additional fiber is needed. As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, fiber can help to improve gut health. For many folks, adding fiber can mean being more “regular,” which would be a decrease in constipation, diarrhea, or both. Your child’s healthcare team will consider the symptoms your child has, his or her medical condition,...
07/15/2010
...a few home remedies to relieve her constipation. In the midst of the formula change and adjusting to life with a newborn again, symptoms of severe reflux appeared. Ellie went from screaming for a few hours a day off and on to screaming bloody murder for hours on end. In desperation, we went back and forth to the pediatrician begging for help and answers. We were told countless things. She just has colic… She’ll outgrow...
     
 
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