Enteral Nutrition

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Enteral Nutrition

  • Research
  • Article

Benefit of Including Food-Derived Ingredients in Enteral Nutrition Formulas: Practical Experience from Clinical Cases.

Published in HSOA Journal of Neonatology and Clinical Pediatrics

This case study series provides an overview of four children aged between twenty-six months to ten years. The children have a range of conditions including learning and physical disabilities, digestive tract abnormalities and genetic conditions such as DiGeorge’s syndrome. Reflux, constipation and vomiting were among the symptoms of feed intolerance reported.  Significant improvements in these symptoms were reported following a change to Isosource® Junior Mix (ISJMIX); a 1.2 kcal/ ml formula with 14% food derived ingredients (Nestlé Health Science), which resulted in improved quality of life for children and their families. ISJMIX could be considered as a sole source of nutrition or in conjunction with BD when children are not tolerating a standard commercial formula.

Case studies provided by;

  • Aneeqa Siddiqui, Paediatric Dietitian, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation
  • Trust, Birmingham, UK
  • Victoria Steele, Senior Specialist Dietitian, Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, UK
  • Marti van der Linde, Community Paediatric Dietitian, Worcestershire North, Nutrition and Dietetic team

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