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Gastroesophageal Reflux (and diet) 2

It has been difficult to increase feedings for my child due to severe gastroesophageal reflux. As a result, her weight gain has been minimal for the past 3 months. Her pediatrician prescribed Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil to supplement the breast milk and help her gain weight. Has MCT oil proven to be effective for infants with CdLS? I realize that extra calories do not necessarily help children with CdLS gain weight.

Yes, MCT oil should work and does promote weight gain. It is one of the many ways to increase calories in formula fed infants, but should work for breast fed babies as well. We sometimes also add extra formula powder to breast milk to make the calorie/ounce higher. Either way is fine.

CP/TK 7-13-10



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