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Apr 6, 2021
The Mazzone and Contera families share their story of life with PKU. PKU Stories
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Mar 16, 2021
During your baby’s first few months they get all the nutrition and Phe they need from breast milk and/or infant formula and their PKU formula. From around 6 months your baby will move onto the next stage of feeding, when solid foods are introduced. New Parents
Article 16 Monitoring PHE levels
Mar 16, 2021
Monitoring your baby's blood Phe levels is an important part of managing PKU. Keeping blood Phe levels within the target range helps with normal growth and development. New Parents
Article 15 Managing your baby's PKU
Mar 16, 2021
Managing your baby's PKU can be challenging and initially there will be many things you need to learn and understand. Your dietitian and others who have been through the same experiences will be a great support to you during this time. New Parents
Article 14 My Baby's PKU
Mar 16, 2021
Finding out your baby has been diagnosed with PKU is likely to be an emotional and overwhelming time for parents. The important thing to remember is that children with PKU treated appropriately from early infancy are able to live normal, healthy lives. Learning about the condition and speaking to other PKU families can be a great support and a very useful source of information. Always consult with your baby's doctor and dietitian and other healthcare professionals as they will be a great support throughout the development of your child. New Parents
Article 13 The Anamix 6 Family
Mar 16, 2021
The Anamix 6 Family are the official friends of the PKU Anamix Junior Range, protein supplements developed specifically for children. Parents
Article 12 Childrens birthday parties
Mar 16, 2021
Birthday parties can sometimes be a concern for parents who have a child with PKU. You don’t want them to feel ‘different’ or left out. However with a little planning, there is no reason why your child cannot enjoy low protein party treats and have as much fun as everyone else. Parents
Article 11 Starting school
Mar 16, 2021
School is a time of excitement and nerves for every child and their parents. If you are a parent of a child with PKU, pre-planning and good communication between your family, school and if necessary your metabolic healthcare professional team, can allow your child to easily settle into school life. Parents
Article 10 Following a low protein diet
Mar 16, 2021
Your child’s diet should include a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as low protein grains, cereals, bread, pasta and crackers. It is important to educate your child about the importance of their PKU diet from an early age so that they are aware of what they can and can’t eat and can also let other people know. Although Phe levels need to be kept in range it is also important to ensure your child gets enough nutrition and energy to meet their growing needs. Parents
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