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Health Conditions & Nutrition Support

Abbott offers a portfolio of nutrition products to help with the dietary management of various pediatric health conditions

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Common Conditions & Symptoms

Children who require specialized nutrition may have conditions like malabsorption, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, or food allergies. They can experience distressing symptoms, including nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Abbott specialty products provide pediatric nutrition support that may help in the dietary management of your child's condition.

Breaking Down the Protein Puzzle

Children with various GI conditions may benefit from specialized nutrition products with broken-down (hydrolyzed) protein. Children with food allergies, including cow's milk allergy, may require hypoallergenic, extensively hydrolyzed formulas. When extensively hydrolyzed formulas are not tolerated, hypoallergenic, amino acid-based formulas may be necessary. Amino acids are the smallest building block of protein.

Standard Formula

with intact protein

Hydrolyzed or Extensively Hydrolyzed Formula

with partially or extensively broken-down protein

Amino Acid-Based Formula

protein source is comprised of free amino acids

 
Standard Formula
Hydrolyzed or Extensively Hydrolyzed Formula
Amino Acid-Based Formula
Chronic Conditions or Symptoms Indicating Need for Nutrition Intervention:
  • Inadequate food intake 
  • Increased nutrition needs
  • Poor weight gain and growth

Hydrolyzed formula:

  • GI intolerance to intact protein
  • Poor weight gain and growth
  • Malabsorption and maldigestion
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Loose stools

Extensively hydrolyzed formula:

  • Intolerance to intact or partially hydrolyzed protein
  • Poor weight gain and growth
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Abdominal pain/cramping
  • Stool with blood or mucus
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Intolerance to intact, partially and/or extensively hydrolyzed protein
  • Poor weight gain and growth
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Abdominal pain/cramping
  • Stool with blood or mucus
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Malabsorption
  • Protein maldigestion
For the Dietary Management of:

Children with:

  • Failure to thrive
  • Lactose intolerance-not for children with galactosemia

Infants with (extensively hydrolyzed formula):

  • Food allergies, including cow's milk allergy
  • Colic symptoms due to protein sensitivity

Children with (hydrolyzed formula):

  • Crohn's disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Short-bowel syndrome
  • Bowel resection
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Malnutrition
  • Chronic diarrhea or loose stools

Infants and children with:

  • Food allergies, including cow's milk allergy, when an extensively hydrolyzed formula is not tolerated
  • Eosinophilic GI disorders
  • Short-bowel syndrome
  • GI-tract impairment
  • Protein maldigestion and malabsorption
  • Other conditions in which amino acid-based diet is required
 

PediaSure®

Complete, balanced nutrition especially designed for children 1 to 13 years of age.

PediaSure Harvest

Complete nutrition made with real-food ingredients from organic fruits and vegetables in a tube-feeding formula for ages 1-13.

PediaSure® Peptide

A nutritionally complete, peptide-based formula for the nutrition needs of children aged 1 to 13 with malabsorption, maldigestion, and other GI conditions.

Vital® Peptide

A nutritionally complete, peptide-based formula for the nutrition needs of children 14 years of age and older with malabsorption, maldigestion, and other GI conditions.

Similac® Alimentum®

Nutritionally complete, hypoallergenic infant formula with extensively hydrolyzed protein.

EleCare®

Nutritionally complete, hypoallergenic formula for infants who need an amino acid-based formula or who cannot tolerate intact, partially hydrolyzed, or extensively hydrolyzed protein.

EleCare® Jr

Nutritionally complete, hypoallergenic formulas for children who need an amino acid-based formula or who cannot tolerate intact, partially hydrolyzed, or extensively hydrolyzed protein.

Metabolic Formulas

Nutrition formulas designed to help meet the specialized nutrient needs of infants, children, and adults who have an inherited metabolic disorder.

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