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Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome
09/25/2017
Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome is also called ​FPIES – pronounced like the letter “f” followed by the word “pies.” If you’ve never heard of it, allow us to help! FPIES is an allergic reaction to food in the digestive tract. Learn more about FPIES and how Neocate can...
12/17/2011
...such as infant cereals or formulas. (Infant formulas are considered solids for FPIES purposes.) Although the most common FPIES triggers are cow milk (dairy) and soy, other solid foods can cause an FPIES reaction, even uncommon food allergens, such as rice, oat and barley. Reactions are frequently characterized by profuse vomiting and diarrhea. Upon removing the problem food(s), all FPIES symptoms subside. Tracy’s story: A typical reaction takes Evan about four days to recover from....
...tube-fed pumped breastmilk. Within just a few days, he began showing signs of dairy protein intolerance, including excess fussiness and gassiness just after eating, arching, vomiting, mucus in his stools and diarrhea. His mom eliminated dairy from her diet and that seemed to improve his condition some and he started gaining a little weight. After a couple weeks, Roland was weaned from the tube and sent home. Unfortunately, once at home, his symptoms continued to...
...Patient History: Liza and Scott were extremely worried when Luke, their three week-old son, developed a rash on is face and started experiencing severe diarrhea and bloody stool. “It was terrible seeing Luke so sick and in such pain. We knew he wasn’t gaining enough weight in those first weeks,” says Liza. “We look back on those days and wonder how we got through it.” Nutritional Management and Outcome: When Liza and Scott first...
...Patient History: From the night she was born, Natalie suffered from painful diarrhea, gas and projectile vomiting. Her mother Jill stayed up night after night with her miserable, crying baby. “We tried everything from the advice of our pediatrician but nothing seemed to work,” said Natalie’s mother Jill. The condition affected the entire family. Natalie couldn’t focus on play time because she hurt so much. And the constant crying upset Jill’s two older girls....
Baby Poop: What’s Normal and What’s Not?
07/17/2018
...formulas without prebiotics. Regardless of whether your baby drinks breast milk or formula, as long as the baby is healthy and growing, infrequent stools aren’t a cause for concern. If the baby seems to have trouble passing them though, call the doctor. DOES NEOCATE CAUSE DIARRHEA? The body digests and absorbs hypoallergenic formulas like Neocate differently than standard formulas. That can mean a difference in stool consistency and may result in looser stools for the...
06/29/2010
...the body at once. Fortunately, this can be treated with the prescription drug epinephrine, which is available on-the-go in small auto-injectors. Common food allergy symptoms include: Skin rash or hives; Swelling of the tongue and throat; Breathing problems including asthma; Vomiting and/or diarrhea; and Abdominal pain and cramping. Currently, there are no medications that cure food allergies, so it is necessary for children and adults with food allergies to avoid allergenic foods. It is critical...
...Patient History: Riley was only a few days old when he started experiencing severe diarrhea and spitting up. His parents Michele and John switched him almost immediately from Good Start to soy formula since they had experienced similar symptoms with their two older daughters who had done well on the soy. Unfortunately Riley’s symptoms persisted and he developed a rash on his face. Doctors diagnosed him with reflux and “normal” infant facial rash. “My...
   
 
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