Feeding A Bland Diet

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Feeding A Bland Diet

 DIET: When offering food, please offer small meatballs of a bland diet if tolerated.  There are various bland prescription diets such as Hill's I/D or Royal Canin GI Low Fat you may try.  Please ask for a written prescription to have them filled.  A home cooked bland diet is any combination of the below carbohydrate and protein source, and should be in small frequent meals 3-4 times daily for 3-5 days.  If this is tolerated and stool becomes formed, then switch to twice daily feedings and then slowly transition back to normal diet over the following 3-5 days by mixing the two.

 1) A mixture of a carbohydrate from the following list and a protein from the following list:

Carbohydrate                  Proteins
Boiled white rice             Boiled drained lean hamburger
Boiled potatoes               Low fat cottage cheese
Boiled plain pasta           Boiled chicken (no bones or skin)

2) Feeding Instructions: Mix one carbohydrate with one protein at a ratio of 3/4 carbohydrates and 1/4 proteins.  Feed approximately one cup of cooked carbohydrate and four ounces of protein per 20 pounds of body weight daily.