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Peptamen® Junior

Discover Peptamen® Junior range: our unique peptide-based enteral feeding formulae

When your paediatric patients suffer from a gastrointestinal disorder or disease, it is important to choose the right nutritional solution to help them throughout their journey and improve their quality of life.

What is Peptamen® Junior?


Peptamen® Junior is a range of peptide-based enteral formulae designed for children aged 1 to 10 years old suffering from gastrointestinal (GI) diseases or impairments such as malabsorption, dysmotility or maldigestion.

The Peptamen® Junior formulae:

  • Are nutritionally complete with protein levels adapted to paediatric patients
  • Uniquely provide hydrolysed 100% whey peptides for improved nutrient absorption and gut function1-3
  • Are rich in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) to reduce fat malabsorption and improve overall tolerance4-6
  • Are clinically proven to improve health outcomes and growth7-12

Overall, with its enzymatically hydrolysed 100% whey protein and a high MCT content, the Peptamen® Junior portfolio provides high performance delivery of nutrients with a unique balanced protein and energy composition.

Why is Peptamen® made with 100% whey PEPTIDES?

Whey protein:

  • Is easy to digest13
  • Facilitates gastric emptying7,14
  • Ensures fast delivery of amino acids and promotes normal growth and development1,2
  • Improves nitrogen absorption and utilisation3
  • Contributes to maintaining gut health3
  • Reduces episodes of vomiting, diarrhoea and regurgitation7,15

Watch the video to know more about the importance of whey protein.

Why does Peptamen® contain medium-chain-triglycerides?

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs):

  • Provide an easily available source of energy2
  • Minimise fat malabsorption4
  • Facilitate gastric emptying5,6
  • Improve carbohydrate tolerance16

Why should you choose Peptamen® Junior?

Supported by 15 years of clinical experience and more than 12 clinical studies in paediatrics, Peptamen® Junior helps your patients recover rapidly with improved clinical outcomes.

The Peptamen® Junior portfolio includes a choice of caloric densities ranging from low calorie content (0.6 kcal/mL) to high energy formulae (1.5 kcal/mL):

Studies show that Peptamen® Junior helps in:7-12

  • Reducing complications
  • Shortening length of stay of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU)
  • A faster recovery at the hospital or at home

The Peptamen® Junior range can be administered at the hospital or at your patient’s home.


At the hospital

Peptamen® Junior helps reduce
complications, shorten length of stay and
move patients out of the ICU earlier


At home

Peptamen® Junior can be maintained at
home, under medical supervision and
frequent monitoring

Who can take Peptamen® Junior?

Peptamen® Junior can help a wide variety of paediatric patients along the continuum of care from enteral nutrition in the ICU to enteral feeding at home. Each product of the Peptamen® Junior range is tailored to specific needs. Assessment should be made based on energy needs and length of feeding required.

For example, children with reduced energy needs who suffer a traumatic brain injury, a spinal cord injury or a neurological impairment with low mobility are recommended to take the Peptamen® Junior 0.6. Children suffering from pancreatitis would benefit from Peptamen® Advance.

Decision support tool for Peptamen® Junior.


GI* impairment : Dysphagia / GOERD / Volume or fluid restrictions / Maldigestion / Malabsorption

decision tree


Where can I find Peptamen® Junior?



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