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...allergens in your child’s diet. Thickening their food or formula may not be needed once the allergens are removed if the reflux also comes under control. Thickening Liquids and Foods If your child does have reflux, there are typically strategies that are tried before thickeners. These can include smaller, more frequent feedings and upright positions. Your healthcare team should advise what you should try first and in what order. They can tell you how long...
...are made on shared equipment with other major allergens. As always, read the labels carefully for ingredients. It is also possible for babies with multiple food allergies or food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) to be allergic to rice protein. We don’t recommend thickening Neocate, nor do we recommend NOT thickening Neocate. It really depends on the circumstances and it is something for the healthcare team and the parent to decide. That said, the nutrition in...
...and tried thickening his formula with rice cereal – which just made things worse. Riley also switched formulas multiple times, from soy to Nutramigen and then Alimentum, both hydrolysate formulas. “Nothing helped,” says Michele. “He spit up almost everything he ate and everything else came out the other end!” Finally, when Riley was three months old, both blood and mucous were found in a stool sample, indicating an allergy. A pediatric allergist and pediatric gastroenterologist...

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