COMPLEAT®

Real food ingredients

COMPLEAT® Pediatric provides the equivalent of 4 servings of fruits and vegetables per 1000 mL for children 1 to 2 years of age; equivalent of 2 servings of fruits and vegetables per 1000 mL for children aged 2+. And, it’s made with real food ingredients, including:

  • Tomatoes
  • Peaches
  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • Cranberry juice concentrate
  • Peas
  • Chicken
  • Milk protein





Ask your healthcare professional if
COMPLEAT® Pediatric is right for your child.

NUTRITION

Discover the many benefits of COMPLEAT® Pediatric as a tube feeding formula with real food ingredients.

  • VARIETY OF REAL FOOD INGREDIENTS
  • COMPLETE NUTRITION
  • MEETS MANY DIETARY NEEDS
  • CONVENIENT AND VERSATILE
FOR THE NUTRITIONAL MANAGEMENT OF
  • Convenient alternative to homemade tube feedings
  • Growth failure
  • Short- or long-term tube feeding regimens
  • Nutrient-rich base for homemade tube feeding
FEATURES AT A GLANCE
Caloric Density 1.0 kcal/mL
     Protein 15%
     Carbohydrate 51%
     Fat 34%
Protein Source Dried chicken meat, milk protein, pea protein isolate
Carbohydrate Source Brown rice syrup, fruit and vegetable ingredient blend including: dried green peas, tomato paste, dried green beans, peach purée concentrate, dried carrots, cranberry juice concentrate
Fat Source Canola oil, MCT (coconut and/or palm kernel oil)
Dietary Fibre 8.0 g/1000 mL
Fibre Source 24% acacia gum, oligofructose, inulin; 76% vegetable fibre
n6:n3 Ratio 3.7:1
MCT:LCT 20:80
Water Content 850 mL/1000 mL
Osmolality 400 m0sm/kg water
Kosher N
Gluten Free Y
Lactose Free <0.5 g lactose per 100 mL (not for patients with galactosemia)
Low Residue N
ORDERING INFO
Product Code Product Size
12303984 24 x 250 mL Tetra Prisma®
INGREDIENTS

WATER, BROWN RICE SYRUP, DRIED CHICKEN MEAT, CANOLA OIL, MILK PROTEIN, PEA PROTEIN ISOLATE, DRIED GREEN PEAS, MEDIUM CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES (FROM COCONUT/AND OR PALM KERNEL OIL), TOMATO PASTE, DRIED GREEN BEANS, PEACH PURÉE CONCENTRATE, PEA FIBRE, DRIED CARROTS, CRANBERRY JUICE CONCENTRATE, ACACIA GUM, OLIGOFRUCTOSE, INULIN, SALT, ROSEMARY EXTRACT, TAURINE, L-CARNITINE, VITAMINS (BETA-CAROTENE, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, VITAMIN D3, DL-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, VITAMIN K1, SODIUM ASCORBATE, ASCORBIC ACID, THIAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE, RIBOFLAVIN, NIACINAMIDE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, BIOTIN, FOLIC ACID, CYANOCOBALAMIN, CHOLINE CHLORIDE), MINERALS (SODIUM CITRATE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, POTASSIUM CITRATE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM HYDRATE, TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, TRIMAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE, MAGNESIUM OXIDE, FERROUS SULPHATE, ZINC SULPHATE, MANGANESE SULPHATE, COPPER SULPHATE, POTASSIUM IODIDE, SODIUM SELENATE, SODIUM MOLYBDATE, CHROMIUM TRICHLORIDE), SILICON DIOXIDE, CITRIC ACID, DIMETHYLPOLYSILOXANE. CONTAINS MILK.

NUTRITION PANEL
Units 100 mL 250 mL
Energy Cal 100 250
Energy kJ 420 1050
Protein g 3.8 9.5
Carbohydrate g 13 33
     Fibre g 0.8 2
Fat g 3.8 9.5
     Linoleic Acid g 0.36 0.9
Vitamin A IU 292 730
     Retinol IU 146 365
     Beta Carotene IU 146 365
Vitamin D IU 60 150
Vitamin E IU 3 7.5
Vitamin K mg 0.006 0.015
Vitamin C mg 10 25
Thiamine mg 0.16 0.4
Riboflavin mg 0.2 0.5
Niacin mg 1 2.5
Pantothenate mg 1 2.5
Vitamin B6 mg 0.24 0.6
Biotin mg 0.004 0.01
Folic Acid mg 0.026 0.065
Vitamin B12 mg 0.0004 0.001
Choline mg 50 125
Sodium mg 76 190
Potassium mg 170 425
Chloride mg 60 150
Calcium mg 140 350
Phosphorous mg 108 270
Magnesium mg 20 50
Iron mg 1.4 3.5
Zinc mg 0.72 1.8
Manganese mg 0.16 0.4
Copper mg 0.1 0.25
Iodine mg 0.012 0.03
Selenium mg 0.006 0.015
Molybdenum mg 0.006 0.015
Chromium mg 0.0032 0.008
Taurine mg 8 20
L-Carnitine mg 1.6 4
HOMEMADE TUBE FEEDINGS

Also known as blenderized diets, blended diets or pureed foods, homemade tube feedings are one way of providing all or some of your child’s nutrition through their feeding tube.

Homemade tube feedings can be made exclusively from real food ingredients, or a commercial formula can be used as a base to which other food ingredients are added. Before starting or switching to homemade tube feeding, talk to your child’s healthcare professional to make sure it is right for your child. Your child’s healthcare professional may have specific instructions for your child. For some complex medical conditions, a homemade tube feeding may not be advised.

If you’re ready to start making homemade tube feedings for your child, the tips below can help you get started.

KITCHEN TIPS
  • Use safe food handling practices.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and running water before and after handling food.
  • Wash cutting boards, dishes, utensils, equipment, and counter tops with hot, soapy water before you start and after preparing each food item and before you go on to the next item.
  • Avoid cross contaminating foods. Use a separate cutting board and knives for fresh produce and another cutting board and knives for raw meat, poultry or seafood. Use separate plates and utensils for raw and cooked foods. Wash all product with fresh, cool running water before you begin food preparation.
PREPARATION TIPS
  • The recipes provided on this site are suggestions only. It is always best to work with a registered dietitian or other healthcare professional to create recipes that fit your specific nutritional needs.
  • A high-speed blender is recommended to help make sure all food is blended smooth.
  • Fresh herbs can be used to add flavour and aroma; their use is optional. Chop herbs finely before blending so they do not clog the feeding tube. If you find herbs are getting stuck in the tube, omit them from the recipes.
  • To help make preparation quick and easy, cut fruits and vegetables in advance and freeze in small containers or storage bags. Do not freeze COMPLEAT® Pediatric tube feeding formula.
  • Water may need to be added in order to blend each recipe to a smooth consistency (see Preparation Instructions for suggested amounts).
  • Blend until mixture is completely smooth and liquefied to make sure it flows through the tube. Chunks or pieces of food should not be present.
FEEDING TIPS
  • Administer the homemade tube feeding at room temperature.
  • Typically, homemade tube feeding formulas are held for up to 2 hours at room temperature. Discard unused feeding after 2 hours.
  • To help reduce chance of clogging and to make feeding easier, a 14-French feeding tube is recommended; smaller tubes are more likely to clog.
  • Homemade tube feeding formulas may be thicker and may run through the feeding tube more slowly than commercial enteral formulas. Feeding with a syringe may work best as you can provide gentle pressure on the syringe when needed to help improve formula flow through the feeding tube.
  • Remember to flush the feeding tube with water before and after the administration of each tube feeding to help keep the feeding tube working well. Water is essential for hydration, and many other functions in the body.
STORAGE TIPS
  • Keep foods at proper temperatures: 4°C for refrigerator and -15°C or below for freezer.
  • Store unopened cartons of COMPLEAT® Pediatric tube feeding formula at room temperature. Do not store near a heat source and do not freeze.
  • Cover and store opened cartons of COMPLEAT® Pediatric tube feeding formula in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Do not freeze.
  • If making multiple servings at once, divide the batch of homemade tube feeding into individual servings. Store in tightly covered containers in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • To warm a formula that has been refrigerated, run the container under warm water. Avoid using a microwave, as microwaves may heat unevenly and overheating may destroy some of the nutrient content.
RESOURCES AND REFERENCES

Nutrition information for all recipes was generated using the Food Processor Nutrition Analysis Software, Ver. 10.12.0 which references the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28. Version Current: September 2015.

Websites
http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/eating-nutrition/healthy-eating-saine-alimentation/safety-salubrite/tips-conseils/index-eng.php
http://befoodsafe.ca/
www.foodfortubies.org
www.mealtimenotions.com
https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/
www.oley.org
www.mytubefeeding.ca
Journal Articles
O’Flaherty T, et al. ICAN:Infant Child Adolescent Nutrition. 2011;3:361-364.
Pentiuk S, et al. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2011;35:375-379.
Walia C, et al. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2016.02.007).
Books
Dunn Klein M, Evans Morris S. Homemade Blended Formula Handbook.
RECIPES

The recipes below use COMPLEAT® Pediatric as a nutrient-rich base for homemade tube feeding that may be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. They incorporate real food ingredients for a nutritionally balanced homemade tube feeding.

The recipes on this website are not intended to be used as a daily or weekly meal plan. They are examples of recipes using COMPLEAT® Pediatric tube feeding formulas as a base for homemade tube feeding. If a recipe does not contain the appropriate amount of calories, protein, fat, or any other nutrients to meet a specific need, check with your healthcare professional about using more or less of an ingredient. Please note that if the volume of COMPLEAT® Pediatric tube feeding formula or other ingredients is changed, the Nutrition Information provided with the recipe will also change. Remember to check with your healthcare professional before you begin preparing a homemade tube feeding formula.



PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Please remember to consult with your child’s healthcare professional before using a homemade tube feeding formula.
  2. Before preparing a recipe, review the ingredient list and take into consideration any special dietary needs or restrictions.
  3. Place all ingredients in the blender.
  4. Blend until mixture is completely smooth and liquefied (no chunks or pieces of food should be present).
  5. Water may need to be added to the mixture to achieve proper consistency for tube feeding:
    • About ½ to 1 cup (125 to 250 mL) of water may be added to recipes that use a half carton of COMPLEAT® Pediatric tube feeding formula
    • About ¼ to ½ cup (60 to 125 mL) may be added to recipes that use one carton of COMPLEAT® Pediatric tube feeding formula, however you may find that no additional water is needed when using one whole carton of COMPLEAT® Pediatric tube feeding formula
  6. The nutrient content of COMPLEAT® Pediatric tube feeding formula is included in the Nutrition Information for each recipe. See chart below for nutrient content of one 250 mL carton.

COMPLEAT® Pediatric tube feeding formula
250 mL carton

Calories 250
Fat 9.5 g
Sodium 190 mg
Potassium 425 mg
Total Carbohydrate 34 g
     Dietary Fibre 2 g
Protein 9.5 g
BREAKFAST RECIPES

These recipes are not intended to be used as a daily or weekly meal plan. They are examples of recipes using COMPLEAT® Pediatric tube feeding formula as as a base for a homemade tube feeding. Remember to check with your healthcare professional before you begin preparing a homemade tube feeding.

Nutrition information for all recipes was generated using the Food Processor Nutrition Analysis Software, Ver. 10.12.0 which references the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28. Version Current: September 2015.

LUNCH RECIPES

These recipes are not intended to be used as a daily or weekly meal plan. They are examples of recipes using COMPLEAT® Pediatric tube feeding formula as as a base for a homemade tube feeding. Remember to check with your healthcare professional before you begin preparing a homemade tube feeding.

Nutrition information for all recipes was generated using the Food Processor Nutrition Analysis Software, Ver. 10.12.0 which references the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28. Version Current: September 2015.

DINNER RECIPES

These recipes are not intended to be used as a daily or weekly meal plan. They are examples of recipes using COMPLEAT® Pediatric tube feeding formula as as a base for a homemade tube feeding. Remember to check with your healthcare professional before you begin preparing a homemade tube feeding.

Nutrition information for all recipes was generated using the Food Processor Nutrition Analysis Software, Ver. 10.12.0 which references the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28. Version Current: September 2015.

SNACK RECIPES

These recipes are not intended to be used as a daily or weekly meal plan. They are examples of recipes using COMPLEAT® Pediatric tube feeding formula as as a base for a homemade tube feeding. Remember to check with your healthcare professional before you begin preparing a homemade tube feeding.

Nutrition information for all recipes was generated using the Food Processor Nutrition Analysis Software, Ver. 10.12.0 which references the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28. Version Current: September 2015.

LEARN MORE

As you get used to being home with your child’s feeding tube, this site can help you and your family understand how to manage your child’s tube feeding.


Ask your healthcare
professional if COMPLEAT® Pediatric
is right for your child