What is MSUD gel?
MSUD gel is a concentrated protein substitute powder that, when dissolved in water, can easily be converted into a smooth gel with a semi-solid consistency and low volume. One pack contains the equivalent of 10 grams of protein and all the vitamins and minerals your child needs.
Who is MSUD gel suitable for?
MSUD gel is intended for children with MSUD from the age of 6 months. You can give your child MSUD gel up to the age of 10; However, your dietitian knows best when it is time to switch to the next protein replacement product. This is usually the case around school age.
Why does our dietitian advise us to use MSUD gel for my child?
When your child is about 6 months old, your dietitian will assist you in introducing solid foods into your child’s diet plan; this process is often referred to as „weaning“. From this point on, you will have to feed your child, in addition to their phenylalanine-free baby food from the bottle, with a second-stage protein replacement product. MSUD gel is a second stage protein replacement product that has been specifically designed to make the weaning process as easy and stress free as possible.
How much MSUD gel does my child need?
Your child’s need for MSUD gel depends on many different factors such as age and weight. While a very small amount may be sufficient in the beginning, it will need more and more as it grows. Your dietitian will tell you exactly how much MSUD gel your child needs each day.
How do I prepare MSUD gel?
The preparation of MSUD gel is very easy! To do this, proceed as follows:
- Put the contents of the pack in the blue cup supplied. *
- Add 30 ml of cold water.
- Close the cup well and shake for 10 seconds.
- Let the mixture rest for two minutes so that a smooth gel can form.
- Feed your child the gel with a spoon.
Remember that you should be given water or other legal beverages immediately after taking MSUD gel.
* If you haven’t received the blue mug yet – no problem. Your dietitian can request one for you at any time. You can also use any other closable cup.
In which flavors is MSUD gel available?
MSUD gel is tasteless and can be introduced when your child is 6 months old. As soon as your child has reached the age of 3 years, Vitaflo FlavourPacs offers pre-portioned sachets in the flavors black currant, orange, tropical and raspberry, which you can add to the PKU gel. Of course, you can also use your own permitted aroma substances or mix PKU gel with juices or mush.
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MSUD gel is a food for special medical purposes and must therefore be taken under medical supervision.