Other conditions

Nutritionally complete, amino acid-based EleCare and EleCare Jr are helpful in the dietary management of the following conditions:

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Malabsorption occurs when the small intestine cannot absorb enough protein, fat, carbohydrate, or other nutrients from a normal formula or diet to meet the body's needs. This can be due to an allergy to cow's milk or soy, or to other causes. Symptoms can include diarrhea and weight loss. EleCare and EleCare Jr can help with the dietary management of malabsorption because the protein source is 100% free amino acids, and 33% of the fat blend is medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), an easily digested and well-absorbed fat source.

Chronic Diarrhea

Chronic diarrhea can be due to intolerance to milk- or soy-based formula. It can also be a symptom of enterocolitis (inflammation of the colon and small intestine). For some children, a doctor might recommend replacing milk or soy protein with an amino acid-based formula. Studies have shown amino acid-based EleCare and EleCare Jr can help with the dietary management of chronic diarrhea.1

Dietary Protein Enterocolitis

Dietary protein enterocolitis can result when an infant or child experiences an immune response to protein. Symptoms may include diarrhea, vomiting, blood in the stool, and lack of weight gain. For some infants or children, the dietary management of these symptoms may include an amino acid-based formula such as EleCare or EleCare Jr. In a clinical study, infants fed EleCare for 42 days showed decreased symptoms associated with protein sensitive colitis.4

Did You Know?

EleCare and EleCare Jr are designed to support growth when used as the primary source of nutrition.2,3

How EleCare® and EleCare® Jr may help

EleCare and EleCare Jr are nutritionally complete, hypoallergenic, amino acid-based formulas. Both support growth when used as the primary source of nutrition.2,3,* EleCare is clinically shown to significantly improve symptoms in infants and children with malabsorption issues and short bowel syndrome.1,*

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Other Conditions

Food Allergies

Your child is not alone. In fact, it’s estimated that 4 out of every 100 children in the US have food allergies.5

Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

Short bowel syndrome describes a group of problems affecting individuals who have lost the use of a major part of their small intestine.

Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGIDs)

EGIDs are chronic digestive system disorders in which certain food proteins trigger an overproduction of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) in different areas of the digestive tract.

Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)

FPIES is a non-IgE-mediated food allergy. It's commonly characterized by profuse vomiting.

References: 1. Borschel MW, et al. BMC Pediatrics. 2014;14:136. 2. Borschel MW, et al. Clin Pediatr. 2013;52(10):910-917. 3. Sicherer SH, et al. J Pediatr. 2001;138(5):688-693. 4. Borschel MW, et al. Open Medicine. 2014. 5. Branum AM, Lukacs. Food allergy among US children: Trends in prevalence and hospitalizations. NCHS data brief, No. 10. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2008. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics website. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db10.pdf. Published October 2008. Accessed March 20, 2024.