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Baby Poop: What’s Normal and What’s Not?
07/17/2018
...green. Consistency of these stools is often pasty (think peanut butter), sometimes loose and watery, or occasionally formed and hard. With most hypoallergenic formulas, like Neocate Infant, the stool color (green) and consistency (pasty) is due to the ways these special formulas are digested and absorbed. Keep in mind, in such formulas the protein is very broken down and simple to absorb, and they don’t contain fiber. Read more about green baby poop. However, with...
01/31/2013
...some potential risks. While the article discusses a scenario in which a child is on an elimination diet, some of the key principles hold for a nursing mom (and her baby) as well. One option may be for mom to consume Neocate Junior as a safe, supplemental source of nutrition: I’d recommend the Vanilla with prebiotic fiber! What experience can you share with other moms who are considering an elimination diet? – Rob McCandlish, RDN...
05/26/2011
...to your system. Note that PRObiotics are different than PREbiotics, which are a type of fiber that feeds the friendly bacteria already living in your GI tract. Probiotics and prebiotics are sometimes used together, a mixture known as “synbiotics”. Scientific research shows that probiotics may help reduce certain diarrheal diseases such as antibiotic-associated diarrhea and acute gastroenteritis (stomach viruses). In addition, probiotics have been found to lower the risk of food allergy and improve colic...
Back to School With Food Allergies
08/18/2016
Summer is winding down, and it’s time to start helping your children prepare for their return to class and food allergy. Your school might have sent school supply lists, teacher assignments, and schedule for school nights. Now, it’s time to create your own food allergy checklist. Whether your child is returning to the classroom or attending for the first time, here are some things to help make sure they have a successful,...
03/22/2011
We’ve talked about Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) in previous posts. Our last post on SBS talked about how the small intestine is the absorption hub on the GI tract. When part of the small intestine is removed, you lose that important area for water and nutrient absorption and your body is no longer able to utilize the food and liquid that you consume. For this reason, total parental nutrition (TPN) may be necessary...
12/29/2016
As we shared in the first post in this two-part series, many people are confused about the differences between prebiotics and probiotics. A lot of us think they mean the same thing. That can make it hard to know potential benefits they offer, which one is in the foods or supplements you’re taking, or what questions to ask your healthcare team. The first post in this series reviewed prebiotics – with an “E”...
06/26/2012
...those found in Neocate Junior or Neocate Syneo, play a special role in the large intestine. Bacteria account for 35-50% of the volume of contents in the colon. Prebiotic fiber feeds the beneficial bacteria in our colon which helps to improve the health of our gut. Conditions of the Large Intestine Eosinophilic colitis and conditions like Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis (FPIES) and Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) are all conditions that affect the large intestine. These...
06/09/2016
...are liquid, or ready-to-drink. So convenient! And finally, some of our formula options have added prebiotic fiber to help support gut health. With all of those choices, especially all the tasty flavors, you’d think it would be easy to find the right formula, if not several that would work. Unfortunately, some children prefer a formula that’s mildly flavored and mildly sweetened. For them, especially some when transitioning from Neocate Syneo Infant around their first birthday,...
   
 
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