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What is MSUD explore5?

MSUD explore5 is a concentrated, powdered protein substitute, which when mixed with water is easily made to a low volume, spoonable consistency. One sachet contains the equivalent of 5 grams of protein, and also vitamins and minerals that are needed to help meet your child’s requirements.

Who is MSUD explore5 for?

MSUD explore5 is for infants and young children with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) from 6 months of age. MSUD explore5 can be taken up until your child is 5 years old, however your dietitian will advise when is best for them to switch over to their next protein substitute. This is usually around the age they start school.

Why does my dietitian want my child to try MSUD explore5?

When your child is around 6 months of age, your dietitian will help you start the process of introducing solid foods into your child’s diet, often called weaning or the introduction of complementary feeding. At this time your child will need to start introducing a second stage protein substitute alongside their BCAA*-free infant formula that they will be taking from a bottle. MSUD explore5 is a second stage
protein substitute that has been specifically developed to make this process as simple and stress free as possible.

*BCAA refers to the Branch Chain Amino Acids – Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine.

How much MSUD explore does my child need?

The amount of MSUD explore5 your child needs will depend on a variety of factors including their age and weight. Initially, they may only need a very small amount, which will increase as they grow. our dietitian will advise exactly how much MSUD explore5 your child will need each day.

How do I prepare MSUD explore5?

Preparing MSUD explore5 is easy! Simply…

      1. Add 12.5ml of cold water into a beaker**.
      2. Empty the contents of the sachet into the beaker.
      3. Secure the lid and shake well for 10 seconds.
      4. Leave to stand for 2 minutes, allowing a smooth semi-solid consistency to form.
      5. Consume immediately with a spoon.

*Don’t worry if you haven’t got a beaker yet, you can ask your dietitian and they can request that one is sent to you. If you have a beaker with a lid at home you can use that too.

What flavour is MSUD explore5?

MSUD explore5 is unflavoured and can be introduced when your child is 6 months old. MSUD explore5 can be flavoured using your own permitted flavourings. Once your child reaches 3 years of age, try Vitaflo’s separate flavour pac™ sachets which are available in blackcurrant, orange, raspberry and tropical flavours.

MSUD explore5 and flavour pac are foods for special medical purposes and should be used under medical supervision. Refer to product labels for allergen and other product information.

MSUD explore5 and flavour pac are foods for special medical purposes and should be used under medical supervision.

Refer to product labels for allergen and other product information.


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