When choosing food thickeners or pre-thickened beverages, please consult with your health care professional as to what product is
appropriate for your individual needs, as viscosities vary between manufacturers.
A USDA organic thickener for breast milk, formula and other liquids.
White fine powder -- odorless, tasteless and smooth when dissolved.
Uses: Thickens breast milk, infant formula and other liquids effectively to nectar and honey-thick consistencies. Facilitates the retention of nutrients in breast milk and formula that requires thickening, often recommended for otherwise healthy infants with spit-up, present in conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Also thickens other liquids, typically recommended for dysphagia management or for individuals suffering from swallowing difficulties.
Side Effects: gassiness may occur during the first 2 weeks of use, typically with infants 3 months and younger. The Carob bean gum is not absorbed, stools may appear mucousy.
Not for use with infants under a gestational age of 42 weeks or under six pounds. Do not use for infants with suspected allergy to galactomannans. There are very few cases of allergies to galactomannans reported in academic literature. If an allergic reaction occurs, discontinue use immediately and seek medical attention. Do not use if galactosemia is suspected.
Not intended for use with pre-thickened formulas or in addition to other thickening products.
Mixing Instructions: Gelmix dissolves and thickens best in warm liquids, however body temperature will suffice. For best results, warm desired amount of liquid to between 100-120˚F. Sprinkle in Gelmix per usage instructions and mix well until Gelmix is completely dissolved. Wait 5 minutes for the mixture to thicken and cool to a safe feeding temperature. Mix again before serving.
Full Term Infants and Children under 3 years old*:
Half-Nectar (AR): Add 1 scoop for every 3-4 ounces of liquid.
Nectar-Thick: Add 1 scoop for every 2 ounces of liquid.
*For full term infants and children under 3 years old, do not use more than 1 .2g (1 scoop) Gelimx per 2 ounces of liquid. To avoid gassiness, start with the lowest concentration, particularly for infants 6-12 pounds.
Adults and Children over 3 years old:
Nectar-Thick: Add 2 scoops per 4 ounces of liquid.
Honey-Thick: Add 3-4 scoops per 4 ounces of liquid.
Spoon-Thick: Add 4-5 scoops per 4 ounces of liquid.
Instructions for 2.4g Stick Pack
Half-Nectar (AR): Add 1 packet per 6-8oz of liquid
Nectar-Thick: Add 1 packet for every 4 oz of liquid