News & Notes

Thickening Breast Milk with Gelmix in Five Languages

Recently featured on the First Bite podcast, “Strategies from SLPs Breaking Down Barriers to PFD Care,” SLP leaders from Boston Medical Center, Juliet Ochura, MS CCC-SLP, CLC, Kerry Pearl, MS CCC-SLP, CLC, & Jennifer Perez, MS CCC-SLP, CLC, share their successful strategies and initiatives to breaking down health equity barriers. One of these initiatives was […]

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Gelmix Nutrition Panel & FAQs

What are the ingredients in Gelmix? Organic Tapioca Maltodextrin, Organic Carob Bean Gum, Calcium Carbonate. What is a serving size of Gelmix? One serving of Gelmix is 2.4g, which is equivalent to 2 scoops from the Gelmix Jar or 1 individual serving stick. One 2.4g serving is also equivalent to a level 1 teaspoon. How […]

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Thickening Feeds is Recommended for Infants with Reflux

According to current NASPGHAN-ESPGHAN Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Clinical Practice Guidelines, thickening infant feeds is suggested as a first-line approach for infants with recurrent regurgitation or spit-ups (GER or GERD). Thicken Breast Milk with a Carob Bean Gum Thickener Continuing breast feeding is encouraged for infants with reflux. Pumped breast milk can be thickened with a […]

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Is it Safe to Warm Human Milk? How Warm Does it Need to Be Before Mixing in Gelmix?

Properly stored human milk maintains many of its unique qualities and continues to be a preferred alternative when freshly expressed milk is not an option. Warming stored breast milk to body temperature is accepted and even encouraged for some neonatal digestive systems, however most experts agree that to preserve the unique bioactive attributes of human […]

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Purathick Products Change

October 1, 2022 Dear Valued Customer:  Our mission at Parapharma Tech is to provide high quality products for adults and children requiring a modified textured diet. We are committed to making the best thickener options, made with organic and natural ingredients, to support your nutrition goals.   We communicated with you earlier this year that […]

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Gelmix Scoop & Incremental Household Measures

If you do not have the Gelmix scoop or need to mix smaller increments, you can use a gram scale or one of these common household measures. The Gelmix jar contains a half serving (1.2g) scoop, which is equivalent to a level 1/2 teaspoon.

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Recent Literature: Efficacy, Safety & Use of Gelmix & Purathick Thickeners

This post is intended as a literature guide for healthcare professionals. Please always consult your healthcare professional before thickening liquids to ensure it is safe and appropriate for your or your child’s individual needs.  Efficacy & Implementation Duncan, D. R., Larson, K., & Rosen, R. L. (2019). Clinical Aspects of Thickeners for Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux […]

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