Our twelve-year-old child just completed a full 8 weeks of EEN (exclusive enteral nutrition) for Crohn’s. It’s time to transition back to a limited array of foods (CDED- Chron's disease exclusion diet + PEN partial enteral nutrition), but eating solids is causing significant stomach aches (and anxiety).
So far we have only tried bananas, apple sauce (home-made, organic), and potatoes (home-made, organic, mashed and cooled as directed). We’re kind of in uncharted territory, as the doctor and nutritionist made it sound like taking up solid foods again would be an easy transition. **Can anyone who has gone through this process share their experience? **
Anytime the kid gets a stomach ache, she fears the worst, but at the same time, it stands to reason that after 8-weeks of shakes, the stomach might be challenged by solid foods.