My daughter was born with cystic fibrosis and with an aversion to food. Teaching her to enjoy meals has been crucial to helping her grow and stay healthy.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a device, called RELiZORB®, that helps break down beneficial fats in supplemental nutrition provided via G-tubes.
As a person with cystic fibrosis, I struggled all my life to gain weight, despite eating a high-calorie, high-fat diet. Once I started Trikafta® and my weight increased to normal levels, I had to learn a new, healthier way to eat.
Cooking for a family of three -- one of us with CF and all of us having different diets -- makes mealtime complicated. It's taken some time, but I finally found the key to satisfying our whole family's needs at dinnertime.
More women with cystic fibrosis are reaching reproductive age, becoming pregnant, and delivering babies. Nutrition before and during pregnancy is essential for all women.
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Like vitamins, minerals also help with normal growth, function and maintenance of good health. Individuals with cystic fibrosis can be deficient in these minerals.
My son has had a problem with eating ever since he was born prematurely and diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. After a lot of stress and anxiety about reaching his weight goals, we finally enlisted an occupational therapist, who helped him learn to love eating.
Individuals with cystic fibrosis require more energy to breathe normally, fight lung infections and compensate for poor digestion. For these reasons, they need more calories than people without CF.
Individuals with cystic fibrosis and other