You guys know I don’t write a lot of sponsored posts. However, this one is very near and dear to my heart. If you have read my daughter Olive’s story, then you know about her rough start in life. Olive was G tube fed for the first 3 years of here life. The doctor’s kept trying to put her on formula after formula trying to find one that didn’t make her throw up. She even had trouble with breast milk despite dietary changes. Olive was vomiting during every single feeding. Have you looked at the ingredients in formula? These are the ingredients found in the formula Olive was on:
(Pareve, (u)) 53% Corn Syrup Solids, 8.9% High-Oleic Safflower Oil, 7.5% Fractionated Coconut Oil (Medium-Chain Triglycerides), 6.4% Soy Oil; Less than 2% of: L-Glutamine, L-Asparagine Monohydrate, L-Leucine, DATEM (an Emulsifier), L-Lysine Acetate, Calcium Phosphate Tribasic, Potassium Phosphate Dibasic, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine, L-Arginine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Tyrosine, Sodium Citrate, L-Threonine, Potassium Citrate, L-Proline, L-Serine, L-Alanine, Ascorbic Acid, Glycine, L-Histidine, L-Methionine, Magnesium Chloride, L-Cystine Dihydrochloride, L-Tryptophan, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, m-Inositol, Ferrous Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Ascorbyl Palmitate, L-Carnitine, Zinc Sulfate, Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Cupric Sulfate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Beta-Carotene, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Phylloquinone, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenate, Sodium Molybdate, Vitamin D 3 and Cyanocobalamin.
During this time, she was seeing a feeding therapist. The feeding therapist suggested we try a real food blended diet to see if it would help. So I got a breakdown of her nutritional needs and started to blend up real food. The change in her health was almost instantaneous! She stopped vomiting during her feeding almost overnight! Why am I telling you all this? Because I just found out about this amazing company called Real Food Blends. They specifically have developed real food blends made for people on feeding tubes. Julie, the creator of Real Food Blends has a similar story with her son. You can watch her story here.
When I first heard about the real food blended diet, it seems like daunting task and also very time consuming. Well Real Food Blends does all the work for you! All you do it tear open a packet and fill a syringe or feeding bag. Many people go on feeding tubes for different reasons. Special needs, allergies, cancer or GI issues. It’s so awesome to find a real food blend to use as an alternative to formula. They have several nutritious meals to choose from. Orange Chicken, Carrots and Barley, Salmon, Oats and Squash and Quinoa Kale and Hemp. Real Food Blends are covered by insurance too! You do not even need an RX to buy Real Food Blends online. How awesome is that? I can tell you that you will see amazing changes in your child’s health by switching to a real food diet vs formula. I know because I saw big changes in my daughter.
If you know ANYONE on a feeding tube, I urge you to share this post with them. You can check out Real Food Blends on Facebook for more product updates.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Real Food Blends, but opinions are all my own.