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Poor feed tolerance or slow weight gain

Some children have to take a mainly liquid diet, or are already on tube feeds and may suffer from vomiting, reflux or just discomfort preventing adequate weight gain. In these children we may change the type of feed given, reduce the volume and /or prescribe treatment to

  • Control reflux
  • Improve gastric emptying
  • Stimulate appetite
  •  Refer to the complex feeding team in Paediatric Gastroenterology 

Other things we might do would include 

Energy reinforcement of usual oral diet (see leaflet)
Advise on making a soft /puree diet energy rich
Use of high energy milk and drinks
Use of blended diet

Last Updated: 11 November 2020