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Patient Perspectives – Teddy’s Feeding Tube Journey of Hope
...My first and only child, Teddy, turns 7 next week, and two months after that we mark his 7 year “tubieversary.” He was born full term but aspirated meconium during delivery and was in the NICU for two months for respiratory distress and failure to thrive. It was there that he started his tube feeding journey, first with a nasogastric tube and then with a g-tube shortly before coming home. Those first days, months,...
...“failure to thrive range.” What to do? All of the regular formulas were either milk- or soy-based. It was a Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Dr. Amy DeFelice at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia, who introduced us to a medical formula called “Neocate.” She taught me to nutritiously (and calorically) maximize every sip and every bite they took. I continued to breastfeed and supplemented with Neocate. The boys gained weight beautifully and safely. They began to thrive in all ways. They...
Patient History: At ten days old, Tyler began to experience abnormal bowel movements. Symptoms worsened for the baby boy when he was unable to gain weight and started vomiting bile. “We knew something was wrong,” says Jeni, Tyler’s mother. “It was difficult to have a baby who was wasn’t thriving; we felt as though no one cared and we were ready to give up.” Tyler was administered multiple bowel motion tests to check...
...Patient History: The first eight months of Sean’s life were grueling. He experienced the discomfort and pain of vomiting up to three times a day, unable to tolerate his formula. Six months of very little weight gain left Sean feeling weak, while his gastroesophageal reflux condition fueled his asthma symptoms. At nine months old Sean was diagnosed with failure to thrive; a description given to children whose current weight or rate of weight gain...
...she was allergic to a long list of foods including casein, lactose, gluten and soy. With the Peptamen Jr. not working, Makenzie began trying other types of formula, including COMPLETE Pediatric, Nutren Jr., Vivonex and blended food. “We tried everything, short of having a chemist make a formula just for Makenzie, with no success!” says Pam. As a result, Makenzie did not gain any weight and was diagnosed with failure to thrive when she was...
...and extreme modifications to my diet, Norman failed to thrive. The introduction of solid foods to his diet was disastrous. He delighted in each new food…until the pain of eating overcame the joy. Food trial after failed food trial, we could do nothing to ease his pain. The day of Norman’s diagnosis was a day of celebration. We stopped giving him food and switched him to an elemental formula. Within a few days, he was...
Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie
Your little ones will love this festive smoothie this holiday season! It is free from the top 8 allergens. Remember using the old-fashioned peppermint sticks as a straw? Try using it with this shake! Check ingredients because brands will vary. Alternatively, you could use candy-striped straws, which you can find at most party...
Importance of fiber in childhood when it comes to food allergies
04/18/2019
What’s the Importance of Fiber? When you hear the term “essential nutrients,” what comes to mind? Maybe it’s vitamins and minerals, like vitamin D and calcium. Maybe you think of key nutrients like good fats, such as omega-3s, or complete proteins our bodies use to build muscles. But did you consider the importance of fiber? That’s right, fiber is a key nutrient! Let’s review what fiber is, how it’s helpful for health, and...
   
 
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