Delayed puberty is common among young men with CF, but working with your CF care team to ensure you get good nutrition can help encourage healthy development and growth.
Learning that your baby has cystic fibrosis may come as a shock, especially if you do not have a family history of the disease, but you are not alone.
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.
Starting solid foods is very important for the development and health of babies with cystic fibrosis.
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.
Children with cystic fibrosis ages 3 to 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.
Quarterly visits to a CF Foundation-accredited care center are the foundation of your treatment plan. By partnering with your care team, you can also adjust your treatment plan as new therapies become available, or your needs change over time.
Daily CF treatments take time, patience and persistence. But the benefits of managing your treatment plan outweigh the drawbacks so that you can achieve more of your personal goals.