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Types of Formula and Their Use
Hydrolyzed Formulas

Hydrolyzed formulas, also called monomeric formulas, contain predigested proteins and simple carbohydrates, plus a small amount of oil or a blend of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) and oil.

Monomeric formulas are "predigested" and are a good choice for patients who lack the ability to digest or have a small absorptive area. Patients with feeding tubes in the lower GI tract may also benefit from these formulas.

Monomeric formulas contain very little residue and are appropriate for patients that require bowel rest.


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