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What Happens to the diet of child after Kidney Transplant?

What Happens to the diet of child after Kidney Transplant?

Within the first few weeks after transplantation, you may notice that your child is feeling better and that his/her appetite has improved. If the new kidney is working well, a healthy, balanced diet with “no added salt” (no salt added to cooking or at the table and avoiding very salty foods such as chips, pickles, canned soup, etc.) will be helpful. With successful transplantation, your child’s diet returns to normal. Extra calories and/or protein are usually not needed after returning home from the hospital. Your infant or child on a tube feeding may be placed on regular formula.

What Happens to the diet of child after Kidney Transplant?

It is not uncommon for children with a new kidney to gain excessive amounts of weight, sometimes due to medications, and also due to a less restrictive diet and improved appetite. It is important to work with your dietitian to help your child find and keep a healthy weight. Encourage your child to be physically active (check with your child’s doctor about any needed restrictions in activity) and to choose a healthy diet. If dialysis is still needed after a transplant, your child may need to return to their previous diet.

Because appropriate growth and weight gain need to continue to be monitored following a successful transplant, your renal dietitian will continue to play an important role in your child’s ongoing medical care.

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