Special diets & feeding methodsSpecial diets & feeding methodsSpecial diets & feeding methodsSEnglishNutrition;Allergy;MetabolicChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyDigestive systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2018-01-19T05:00:00Z000Landing PageLearning Hub<p>Find general information about breastfeeding and transitioning to solid foods, as well as information about different food allergens. Also learn about special diets for specific health conditions.<br></p><p>Find general information about breastfeeding and transitioning to solid foods, as well as information about different food allergens. Also learn about special diets for health conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, cancer treatment and kidney disease. Also find information about feeding methods for children with cleft lip and palate or sensitive gag reflex.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Special feeding for babies</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Newborn babies, both full-term and premature, have unique nutritional needs. Read more about the different ways your child can get important nutrients for their first year of life, whether they are feeding at home or in the hospital.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=440&language=English">Breastfeeding</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=634&language=English">Breastfeeding: How do you know your baby is getting enough milk?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=443&language=English">Expressing breast milk occasionally for your healthy baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1971&language=English">Breastfeeding your hospitalized baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1845&language=English">Breast milk: Expressing for your hospitalized baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1843&language=English">Breastfeeding premature babies in the NICU</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1768&language=English">Feeding methods and nutritional requirements for premature babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1684&language=English">Feeding a baby with a heart condition</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1988&language=English">Lactation aid</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=719&language=English">Formula feeding when you cannot provide breastmilk for your baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=514&language=English">Failure to thrive</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=635&language=English">Feeding your baby: Weaning</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=968&language=English">Cleft lip and cleft palate: Spoon feeding and cup drinking</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=498&language=English">Nutrition as your baby gets older</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=497&language=English">Introducing solids</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1979&language=English">Finger feeding your baby</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=31&language=English">Sensitive gag reflex: Transition to textured foods</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=457&language=English">Spitting up and vomiting</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">G and GJ tubes</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Gastrostomy tubes (G tubes) are placed in the stomach and gastrojejunal tubse (GJ tubes) are places in the small intestine. Both help with feeding by allowing liquid feeds to be given directly into the stomach or small intestine.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Overview</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2822&language=English">Making the decision to get a feeding tube</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2536&language=English">Corflo PEG G Tube</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2535&language=English">Mic-Key low-profile J tube</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2905&language=English">Caring for your child and their G tube</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2908&language=English">Low-profile G tubes (Mic-Key)</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>G and GJ tube management</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3039&language=English">What to do if your child's feeding tube is blocked</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2910&language=English">What to do if your child's feeding tube is pulled out</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3041&language=English">What to do if your child's feeding tube moves</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3037&language=English">Preparing for a permanent tube removal</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3036&language=English">Removing a balloon type feeding tube</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3042&language=English">Post-tube removal</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Stoma and skin care</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2906&language=English">Common skin problems related to feeding tubes</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2907&language=English">Hypertonic salt water soaks</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3040&language=English">Normal saline: How to prepare at home</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2909&language=English">Using silver nitrate to treat granulation tissue</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Nasogastric tubes (NG tubes)</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Nasogastric tubes (NG tubes) are inserted into a nostril and go down to the stomach. Liquid feeds are then able to go directly into the stomach through the tube.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=984&language=English">How to insert your child's NG tube</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2457&language=English">Feeding your child</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2456&language=English">Common problems</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Energy boosting</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>If your child has a health condition, they may need to follow a special diet to help them get the right balance of nutrients. Learn about a sample of special diets that can help manage health conditions or reduce the side effects of some medications.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1199&language=English">Kidney disease and energy boosting</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1197&language=English">Energy boosting during baby's first year</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1198&language=English">Energy boosting for teens and kids over one year old</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Special diets</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Sometimes children who have a specific condition or are taking a certain medications will need to follow a special diet. These diets, for example, could increase or decrease the amount of a nutrient that is needed or it could limit the amount of fluids a child drinks.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1196&language=English">Chylothorax: Minimal fat diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1193&language=English">High-magnesium diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1194&language=English">High-potassium diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1546&language=English">Low-bacteria diet guidelines</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1201&language=English">Prednisone: What to eat while you are taking prednisone </a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1200&language=English">Restricting fluids</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Food allergies and sensitivities</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>A food allergy is the immune system's response to a protein found in food. A food sensitivity is the digestive system's difficulty in processing a food or chemical. Find out how to manage the most common allergies and sensitivities and when to get your child tested.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=806&language=English">Egg allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=807&language=English">Fish allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=808&language=English">Milk allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=809&language=English">Peanut allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=810&language=English">Seafood allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=811&language=English">Sesame seed allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=805&language=English">Soy allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=812&language=English">Tree nut allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=813&language=English">Wheat allergy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1993&language=English">Sulphite sensitivity</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1944&language=English">Food allergies and travelling</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Bowel conditions and diseases</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>The bowel, which includes the large and small intestine, plays a vital role in digesting food and helping the body fight infection. Discover the common symptoms that can occur when the bowel is damaged or diseased and how they can be treated and managed.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=4&language=English">Abnormal-looking stool</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=458&language=English">Constipation and diarrhea in newborns</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=817&language=English">Gastroesophageal reflux disease</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=821&language=English">Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=823&language=English">Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and nutrition</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2639&language=English">What's the difference between IBD and IBS?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=816&language=English">Celiac disease</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=924&language=English">Ulcerative colitis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=923&language=English">Crohn's disease</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=959&language=English">Anorectal malformation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1204&language=English">Anorectal malformation diet page</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=830&language=English">Hirschsprung disease</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1205&language=English">Hirschsprung disease diet page</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1975&language=English">Eating after EA/TEF repair</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=983&language=English">Antegrade continence enema (MACE)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1263&language=English">Bowel management program for fecal incontinence</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=6&language=English">Constipation</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2449&language=English">Distraction during enema</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1027&language=English">Ostomy</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Metabolic disorders</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>A metabolic disorder is a genetic disease that prevents the body from digesting some substances, usually because it lacks an essential enzyme. Learn about the most common metabolic disorders and how a special diet can help ease symptoms.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=938&language=English">Metabolic disorders: PKU, MSUD and nutrition</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1133&language=English">PKU transitions in the early years</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1134&language=English">PKU transitions in the middle years</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1135&language=English">PKU transitions in the teenage years</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1136&language=English">Non-fasting guidelines for children with metabolic disorders</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Health conditions and nutrition</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Although many health conditions that have a nutritional component are related to the bowel or are metabolic, there are some that are not. There are numerous health conditions or treatments for diseases where nutrition plays an important role.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1545&language=English">Blood and marrow transplant: Feeding and nutrition</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1400&language=English">Brain tumours: Nutritional issues</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=968&language=English">Cleft lip and cleft palate: Spoon feeding and cup drinking</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2098&language=English">Epilepsy: Dietary therapies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1081&language=English">JIA: Healthy eating</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2864&language=English">Leukemia: Good nutrition during treatment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1741&language=English">Diabetes: Meal planning for children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1683&language=English">Heart conditions and nutrition</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1768&language=English">Premature babies: Feeding methods and nutritional requirements </a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/special_diets_landing_page.jpgfood,specialdiets

 

 

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