Isosource® Junior Mix
Feeding difficulties in children such as discomfort or a struggle in swallowing, recurrent efforts to vomit (retching/dry heaving) and heartburn can be very daunting for everyone. 1-4
When the difficulty is severe and the child is at risk of undernutrition, tube feeding may be required.
BLENDERISED FOOD CAN BE PART OF A CHILD’S TUBE FEEDING NUTRITIONAL PLAN
Tube feeding can help a child to thrive, as it provides all the nutrition that a child needs in a safe way. However, transitioning to tube feeding can be a very difficult experience. Some parents may wish to include food-derived ingredients in their child’s diet and may consider blenderising food or switching formula. A pre-prepared formula containing some food-derived ingredients* could be considered. This offers a safe and hygienic option to include more so-called ‘real food’ in a child’s diet and is a practical solution for parents who are busy, wanting to go out or don’t have time to prepare homemade tube feeds.
At Nestlé Health Science we strive to provide all children with adapted nutritional solutions depending on their needs and condition.
Isosource® Junior Mix is the first nutritionally complete solution (closed system) that contains ingredients derived from food*
- Protein 3.6g/100ml
- 13.8% food derived ingredients*
- A blend of insoluble and soluble fibre to help support normal bowel function
- 12% of energy from protein which supports lean body mass, 38% from fat and 48% from carbohydrates
Although food should not be added directly to a formula, it may be possible to use the formula as a basis for recipes forming a blenderised diet. If you would like to receive more information about an Isosource® Junior Mix recipe guide, please click here.
Food for special medical purposes. Isosource® Junior Mix is an enteral tube feed for the dietary management of patients with or at risk of malnutrition. Important notice: Use under medical supervision. Suitable for use as the sole source of nutrition. *13.8% of Isosource®® Junior Mix is from rehydrated chicken meat and rehydrated vegetables, peach puree and orange juice from concentrate. Halal certified. For healthcare professionals only.
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3. Romano C et al. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Published ahead of Print. 2017.
4. Braegger C et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010;51(1):110-22.