Weaning practices in phenylketonuria vary between health professionals in Europe

Pinto A., Adams S., Ahring K., Allen H., Almeida M. F., Garcia-Arenas D., ...More

MOLECULAR GENETICS AND METABOLISM REPORTS, vol.18, pp.39-44, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: In phenylketonuria (PKU), weaning is considered more challenging when compared to feeding healthy infants. The primary aim of weaning is to gradually replace natural protein from breast milk or standard infant formula with solids containing equivalent phenylalanine (Phe). In addition, a Phe-free second stage L-amino acid supplement is usually recommended from around 6 months to replace Phe-free infant formula. Our aim was to assess different weaning approaches used by health professionals across Europe.