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RESOURCE OF THE MONTH: Clinical case reports on the acceptability and tolerance of a high-energy whey peptide-based paediatric oral nutritional supplement in children aged over 12 months

Orally feeding a child with chronic illness may lead to excessive amounts of time each day spent on feeding, severely impairing parent and caregiver QoL.1 A retrospective chart review saw improved feeding tolerance in 92% of patients within one week of switching to a peptide-based feed (Peptamen Junior 1.5) in 13 children with developmental delay who failed to reach their nutritional goals using standard polymeric formulas.2

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1.Romano C, van Wynckel M, Hulst J, et al. European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Guidelines for the Evaluation and Treatment of Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Complications in Children With Neurological Impairment. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017;65(2):242-264.
2. Minor G, Ochoa JB, Storm H, Periman S. Formula switch leads to enteral feeding tolerance improvements in children with developmental delays. Glob Pediatr Health. 2016;3:1-6.

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