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03/12/2013
...acids”. They are the only two essential fatty acis, and are essential because, unlike other fatty acids, our bodies cannot make them, so they MUST be obtained from our diet. ALA and LA are found various foods, as well as in breast milk and in infant formulas. DHA and ARA play very important roles in early brain and eye development, although they aren’t yet classified as “essential.” The levels of DHA and ARA in the...
03/16/2010
...To start off our ingredient series, I wanted to review the basics about fats and why they are an important part of a person’s diet. The main purpose of fats is to serve as a storage system. They can also be used as an energy source if the body is depleted of necessary carbohydrates. Fats provide more calories (9 calories/gram) than both carbohydrates and protein (4 calories/gram), but this doesn’t mean they are bad...
Going to Preschool Or Daycare with Food Allergies
08/19/2009
The first day of preschool or daycare with food allergies is an exciting time for young children. It’s usually also an exciting time for parents, too! Sometimes, introducing little ones with food allergies and related conditions into a new environment can be scary and, depending on the severity of the allergy, even a bit dangerous. Prepare for preschool or daycare with food allergies. If this situation is one you will face soon,...
01/30/2011
...exactly what your son eats and when. Then you can look for patterns over time, and hopefully figure it all out! If you’re still having trouble identifying the problem foods, your doctor may recommend an elimination diet. With an elimination diet, all foods are taken out of the diet and an elemental formula, such as Neocate and/or E028 Splash, is the sole source of nutrition. This period allows the symptoms to resolve and sets up...
02/06/2013
...means that children must get Vitamin D from their diet or from a supplement. Vitamin D Sources: The main dietary source of Vitamin D for children is fortified cow’s milk. Recent research suggests that the optimal daily intake of fortified milk is two cups per day for most children[iii]. Two cups (16 fluid ounces) of low fat, fortified cow’s milk provides about 254 IU of Vitamin D. This amount does not meet the recommended daily...
02/18/2010
...calorie diet of fruits, vegetables and plenty of protein. Check with your physician to see if you should be taking any supplements. Some women have difficulty getting essential vitamins like calcium, folic acid and zinc while breastfeeding. Remove all allergens from your diet. Usually a milk protein is the culprit, so you you’ll need to remove all dairy products but watch out for items with hidden dairy like salad dressing and nutrition bars. If you...
04/12/2016
...weight, height, head size, or other developmental milestone. “Failure to Thrive” is an important diagnosis that needs to be addressed quickly by a healthcare professional. However, there is no reason to fear the worst. Small interventions or changes to the diet will help most children to get back on track with developmental milestones in short order. Perhaps after some medical attention, the healthcare team might also uncover something that’s affecting your child’s ability to grow...
8 Common Signs and Symptoms of a Cow Milk Allergy
05/07/2018
...reflux disease (GERD) or vomiting. It can lead to low or no weight gain. In infants, frequent reflux or vomiting can be related to CMA. Almost 50% of infants with reflux may be diagnosed with CMA. In those cases, taking cow milk out of the diet should help resolve reflux. Read more information on reflux and vomiting in infancy. (In one extreme allergic condition –Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis (FPIES)– violent vomiting a few hours after...
   
 
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