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Getting Your Kids With CF to Eat

Good eating habits last a lifetime. Remember to compliment and reward good eating habits. If mealtime battles drag on and affect your child’s growth, consider tube feeding to ensure good nutrition.

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    Feeding Your 4- to 7-Month-old With CF

    Starting solid foods is very important for the development and health of babies with cystic fibrosis.

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    Feeding Your 8- to 12-Month-old With CF

    At this age, you will want to start serving high-calorie finger foods and gradually boost calories with safe solid foods. It is important to create a routine and set time limits at mealtime.

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    Feeding Your 12- to 24-Month-old With CF

    At this age, your child with cystic fibrosis is ready to transition from breast milk or formula to whole milk or a high-calorie supplement. Encourage independent eating. Create a consistent schedule and mealtime expectations.

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    Nutrition for Your 3- to 7-Year-old With CF

    Children with cystic fibrosis ages 3-7 learn by watching their family, parents, teachers and friends. They like to be independent but need limits and structure. Have planned meals and snacks.

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