Malabsorption occurs when a child’s small intestine cannot absorb enough protein, fat, carbohydrate, or other nutrients from a normal formula or diet they need to grow and develop. This can be due to an allergy to cow's milk or soy, or it can be
due to other causes. Some of the main symptoms include
There are a few causes of chronic diarrhoea in infants, including intolerance or allergy to milk- or soy-based formula.2 Chronic diarrhoea can also be due to inflammation of the colon and small intestine.3 For some children, a doctor might recommend replacing milk or soy protein with an amino acid-based formula.
Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, also known as dietary protein enterocolitis, can result when an infant or child experiences an immune response to protein.4 Symptoms may include
For some infants or children, the dietary management of these symptoms may include an amino acid-based formula such as EleCare®.
EleCare® can help with the dietary management of malabsorption, chronic diarrhoea and food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome in infants and children. This is because the protein source in EleCare® is 100% free amino acids, which the body
doesn’t react to in the same way as it does to proteins. One third of the fat blend in EleCare® is medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which is an easily digested and well-absorbed fat source.