If your child is unable to eat solid foods, chronically ill, has failure to thrive, or you are concerned about growth, you should consider reviewing specially designed pediatric formulas.
Consult a physician on the use of any pediatric formulas. In general, all pediatric formulas are designed for children ages 1-10. These formulas were made for those children that are unable to eat solid foods or when growth is a concern.
Consider using it for oral or tube feedings if your child does not have an impaired digestion or absorption of nutrients. For additional calories, consider. This formula provides 1.5 calories/mL and is rich in calcium to help grow strong bones. Resource Just for Kids comes in a kid friendly “juice type” box to increase compliance with children. Great for lunch boxes.
Consider if your child uses tube feeding, has an impaired digestion and does not require 100% free amino acids. Pediatric Peptinex DT is a nutritionally complete, semi-elemental tube feeding formula. It is available with and without fiber. Pediatric Peptinex DT contains over 70% di- and tri-peptides and free amino acids which optimize the dual transport system in the gut and promote rapid absorption of nutrients.
Try if your tube-fed child does not have an impaired absorption, but is intolerant to semi-synthetic formulas such as Pediasure or Nutren Jr. Compleat Pediatric is a ready-to-use, blenderized tube feeding formulated from traditional foods including meat, fruit and vegetables.
Try if you do not require 100% free amino acids oral feeding for your impaired digestion. Peptinex Creamy vanilla peptide drink is a delicious tasting, high nitrogen, low fat, 100% peptide and free amino acid formula. Peptinex drink is designed for patients with gastrointestinal impairment. Also comes in a brik pak box.
Talk with your doctor about whether your your child needs 100% free amino acids. Vivonex Pediatric formula is a nutritionally complete elemental (100% free amino acids) diet designed specifically for children ages 1-10. Can be used as a tube feeding or consumed orally. Intended Use: TPN transitional feeding, short bowel syndrome, malabsorption syndrome, select trauma/surgery, Crohn's disease, GI enterocutaneous fistula, intractable diarrhea, GI disorder related to AIDS.
Consult with your physician when considering Pediatric Formula