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Enzymes – Frequently Asked Questions

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Newly Diagnosed/Infancy

  1. The doctors want me to give the enzymes to my baby in food but he’s only a week old? I thought we weren’t supposed to give solids that early.
  2. My baby nurses by grazing. When do I give more enzymes?
  3. I’m supposed to give ½ an enzyme. How do I do that?
  4. How do you do enzymes for nighttime feedings?
  5. Something they don’t ask but should know: If your baby has thrush be careful the enzymes don’t get stuck in their mouth or throat!

 

Toddler Age

  1. My toddler refuses to take his enzymes. What do I do? The whole put in ice cream, bribe, etc. or are there other philosophies?
  2. Something else they don’t ask, but should: What types of food are okay to put enzymes in?
  3. When can they start swallowing the pills?
  4. How do you get your toddler/youth to swallow pills?

 

General Questions

  1. My enzymes aren’t working. Do brands work differently? What brands work best for you?
  2. What is the proper dosing?
  3. Can you dose by fat intake instead of by body weight?
  4. How much fat can an enzyme “process.”
  5. How do you know if constipation is caused by too many or too few enzymes?
  6. My child has horrible GI issues. What can I do with enzymes to improve?
  7. What do stools tell you about enzyme dosing?
  8. When is it best to take the enzymes? Beginning, middle, end of meal, or some first, middle and last.

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