Cow and Gate Instant Carobel

Cow & Gate instant carobel is a natural thickener used for infant vomiting, for posseting (spitting up small amounts of milk) when no organic cause is known, and for recurring vomiting. This versatile product can be added directly to a bottlefed baby’s feed or given from a spoon as a thick gel – suitable for full term infants, children and adults. For breastfed babies, Cow & Gate instant carobel can be given from a spoon as a thick gel before and during feeds.

Cow & Gate instant carobel is a food for special medical purposes and can be spoon-fed as a paste or directly added to liquids. This product is for the dietary management of habitual and recurrent vomiting, dysphagia and rumination. All instructions for preparation and use should be followed carefully.

  • a gelling or thickening agent
  • can be spoon-fed as a paste or directly added to liquids
  •  Suitable for full term babies, children and adults.
  • We do not recommend to use instant carobel with preterm or low birthweight babies.

 

Important Notice:
Cow&Gate instant carobel is a food for special medical purposes. It should only be used under medical supervision, after full consideration of the feeding options available. It is suitable for full term babies, children and adults. We do not recommend to use instant carobel with premature or low birthweight babies as there is no clinical data available to support its use with these babies. Not suitable as a sole source of nutrition.

Cow & Gate instant carobel will thicken cold or handwarm liquids. The following is a guide only, quantities can easily be adjusted to meet individual requirements. As a spoonfeed: Use this method with breastfed babies, and possibly bottlefed babies.
  • Prepare a thick gel and feed in small quantities by spoon before and during the feed.
  • To prepare a thick gel, add 3 level scoops of Cow & Gate instant carobel to 60ml (2fl oz) of warm, previously boiled water.
  • Stir well and leave to thicken for 3–4 minutes.
  • Stir again and feed immediately.
In a bottlefeed:
  • For a thin bottlefeed add 1/2 scoop of Cow & Gate instant carobel to 90ml (3fl oz) which provides a 1% concentration.
  • For a thick bottlefeed add 1 scoop of Cow & Gate instant carobel to 60mls (2fl oz) which provides a 3% concentration.
  • Shake well and leave to thicken for 3–4 minutes.
  • Shake feed again and feed immediately.
  • Cow & Gate instant carobel will continue to thicken for 10–15 minutes.
  • For a thicker feed, add one scoop at a time shaking after each addition and waiting 3–4 minutes until the desired consistency is achieved.
NB: The teat will require a larger hole than normal when feeding a thickened bottlefeed. Alternatively, a variable flow (split) teat may be used. Adults: Cow & Gate instant carobel may be taken as a paste prior to eating (e.g. to alleviate vomiting during pregnancy) or sprinkled into fluids (e.g. in dysphagia). The degree of thickness required will vary according to individual needs. As a guide, 4–5 scoops of Cow & Gate instant carobel added to a cup (180ml) of cold or warm fluid has the consistency of thin custard.    
135g Powder
(GMS listed – pharmacy only)