What to eat after total enteral nutrition?

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Catasmom
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   Posted 11/11/2009 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news! My daughter Cata is only 12 days away from ending the total enteral nutrition... and she is doing great.

During the past weeks I have been reading, but could not find info on what foods to incorporate first when she starts eating regular food.

GI said: mashed potatoes, noodles, clear liquids (avoid vodka wink ) sugar cookie....

HM! does not sound too easy to digest, with those really complex carbs.

Any suggestions?
Mom of a 12 year old girl diagnosed on Oct. 2007.
Prednisone (tapering off)/Asacol/6-mp/Vitamins (Centrum Kids)/Calcium (Oscal)/Probiotics: Primal Defense Kids/ Omega 3: Coromega/ Total enteral nutrition with Peptamen Jr and Vital Jr.


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   Posted 11/11/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear she's doing so well. It doesn't seem to make much difference what foods you start with, except that it's a good thing to avoid high-fiber food for the first few meals. I'd just start with small amounts of solid food the first day (providing something like 1/4 her calories), and then increase the amount of solid food each successive day.

ivy6
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   Posted 11/11/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I did my enteral feeding in hospital, and they started me back on real foods REALLY slowly and carefully.

I had a few days where I was allowed to have one cup of tea a day, and then I was a allowed to have an ice block (popsicle?) as well for a few days... and then I could have some barley sugar and clear liquids for a day or two, and then a bit of stewed fruit and baked custard, and slowly reintegrated "normal" foods from there.
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ivy6
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   Posted 11/11/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
ps. You might like to talk to a clinical dietitian before your daughter comes off her enteral nutrition.

In some countries, patients have benefitted from having the intervention of a dietitian at this point. They do allergy testing and food challenges in order to discover if there are any food sensitivities that are contributing to / exacerbating our gastro symptoms. People often find that they experience a great improvement in their quality of life by removing those foods from their diet... but you will need a professional's help to work out exactly what those food sensitivities are.

Ivy.
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