Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation
In this stage, the patient is weaned from parenteral or enteral nutrition and transitions slowly to oral feedings that consist of a nutritional formula. The solution consists of a basic diet which is easy for the gut to digest. The complexity and quantity of the diet is gradually increased to allow the gut to slowly adapt.
"Oral aversion," -- that is, the patient's reluctant to put food in their mouth -- may be of concern at initiation of oral feedings. The condition is not uncommon in children who have had digestive disorders.