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Short Bowel Syndrome & Malabsorption
09/25/2017
...​Short bowel syndrome (SBS) occurs when a large portion of the small intestine and/or colon is removed. A shortened small bowel is a serious condition which makes it difficult to get the nutrition needed to grow because of malabsorption and intolerance of normal nutrition. Malabsorption can also be part of other allergic & gastrointestinal conditions. Neocate – easy to digest and absorb – can be part of the solution.  ...
01/11/2011
...this surgery may be needed due to necrotizing enterocolitis (a condition that occurs in premature infants and leads to the death of bowel tissue) or congenital bowel defects (such as midgut volvulus, omphalocele or gastroschisis). Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Infants with SBS cannot absorb enough water, vitamins, and other nutrients from breast milk or formula to live. The main treatment is nutritional support. At first, total parenteral nutrition or TPN (where nutrition is delivered directly...
08/26/2010
...Brain development is most sensitive to a baby’s nutrition between the last trimester of pregnancy and the first two years life. The brain is rapidly growing during this period; in fact, an infant’s brain increases in size by 175% during the first year of life and by another 18% during the second year[1] Children who are malnourished during this period do not grow and develop properly so adequate nutrition is of utmost importance[2]. Although...
05/28/2015
...Grennan Sims is a registered dietitian and the Nutrition Education Coordinator for the Hickman Mills C-1 School District in Kansas City, MO. Grennan has worked in school nutrition for nearly 20 years, developing healthy school meals and teaching children ages 3-18 years about making healthy food choices. She’s also the mother of a child with severe food allergies. “I’m on a mission,” she says, “a mission to protect the lives of the children we...
03/15/2017
...There are thousands of children in the United States with allergic or rare metabolic conditions that struggle every day because they are unable to eat the same foods as everyone else. We are asking you to sponsor an organization that helps these children get the specialized medical nutrition that they need in order to grow and develop. Inadequate & Uneven Coverage is Just One Of the Many Barriers to Medical Foods Access As you...
06/15/2012
...Q: It seems like Nutricia has amino-acid based products that are for children. Can teenagers and adults use Neocate products? A: We get questions about using Neocate for older children, teenagers, and adults pretty often. This is especially common when folks are diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) beyond childhood and an elemental diet is recommended. Here’s what you need to know: Neocate’s tailored nutrition The Neocate products are all designed and tailored for specific...
02/18/2010
...Making sure your little one is getting the nutrition he/she needs is critical – especially when dealing with food allergies and GI issues. As your baby grows, nutritional needs change and different types of diets are required. Knowing what the different stages are is key so you can make sure your baby is happy and healthy. 0-6 months If you’re breastfeeding a baby with allergies, be sure to: Eat a healthy, 2,500 –2,800...
01/29/2015
...Enteral feeding is a method of delivering nutrients through a tube or orally by mouth. This is also sometimes referred to as “enteral nutrition”. Tube feeding provides nutrition to someone with a medical condition that impairs his/her ability to eat or drink (or impairs their ability to consume enough to sustain his/her nutritional needs). Nutrition is provided by a special liquid food that is given through the feeding tube. The liquid food contains all...
   
 
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