What and how to feed the baby with FPIES
Is a Registered Dietitian, board certified as a Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition. She founded Atlanta Pediatric Nutrition and joined the GI Care for Kids team, providing nutrition counseling to patients and families.
Breastfeeding or Formula in FPIES infants?
- Breastfeeding moms need to eliminate possible trigger foods from their diet (a portion of the food protein may have crossed their breast milk, and it can again)
- Because of possible milk and soy reactions, formula fed babies need a fully hydrolysed formula
- 10- 36% need a super expensive amino acid-based formula (but it's worth it)
Introduction of foods:
- Any food already tolerated can be continued
- Yellow fruits and vegetables should be started first instead of cereal at 6 months
- If tolerated, grains, legumes, and poultry can continue
- If they haven't been started grains, it may be best to avoid them until 1 year of age
- Tolerance to one food from a "high-risk" group may mean tolerance of another food in that group. (For example: tolerating chicken may mean they can eat turkey, if they are doing well on soy, they should be able to eat other legumes, etc.)
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