Feed progression in children with intestinal failure

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Learn about increasing enteral feeds in a child with intestinal failure to help them achieve enteral autonomy.

Key points

  • Feed progression is the process of increasing feed volumes and introducing solid foods using a staged approach.
  • You will need to observe your child’s ostomy or stool output to assess whether they are tolerating feeds well. This will help you determine if you should decrease feeds or continue with increased feeds.
  • There are a few considerations for introducing solid foods, including whether your child has a large intestine and how quickly food moves through the intestine.
  • Foods are introduced in four stages.
Last updated: December 29th 2022