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Enteral Nutrition

Management of weight gain in tube-fed children with neurodisabilities

Weight gain in tube-fed children

Due to reduced levels of physical activity in children with cerebral palsy or other neurodisabilities, there is a risk of tube-fed individuals becoming overweight or obese if their feed contains an excess of calories. Nestlé Health Science provide a nutritionally complete, lower energy formula, Peptamen® Junior 0.6, that can be used to overcome this problem. Peptamen® Junior 0.6 is a well tolerated, low-energy, peptide-based feed with fibre that has been shown to reduce gastrointestinal symptoms in children with neurological impairment.

Food for special medical purposes. Enteral tube feed for the dietary management of patients with or at risk of malnutrition.  Must be used under medical supervision.