Peptamen®: Evidence Based Tolerance & Absorption

Digestive disorders can cause nutritional challenges. Depending on the severity of the condition, intake and digestion of nutrients can be altered. Nestlé Health Science offers Peptamen®, a specialized nutrition formula designed to support absorption and tolerance in individuals with gastrointestinal (GI) impairment.

Peptamen® formula is often recommended for individuals who:

  • Cannot tolerate formulas with intact or whole protein, also known as standard formulas
  • Have digestive tract impairment, which may lead to diarrhea, throwing up, or discomfort after feeding
  • May have problems digesting or absorbing protein or fat

What makes Peptamen® formula unique?

  • It contains 100% whey protein, a high quality protein, carefully broken down or pre-digested into smaller protein fragments known as peptides.
  • It is the only tube feeding formula made with 100% whey, which supports more rapid stomach emptying (digestion) as compared to casein-containing formulas.
  • It contains medium chain triglycerides (MCT), a special kind of fat that is easily digested and rapidly absorbed.
  • Supported by an extensive body of clinical evidence.

Talk to your healthcare professional to see if Peptamen® is right for you.

Transitioning back to home and using a feeding tube for the first time can be overwhelming.

That’s why Nestlé Health Science provides information and resources to help you adjust and get back to doing the things you like to do. Use the resources and links below to learn more about tube feeding and connect with others who use a tube feeding.


Learn how to use and care for a feeding tube.

  • Tube Feeding Overview

    Start here to learn about tube feeding at home.

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  • How to Tube Feed

    Learn how to feed yourself through your tube.

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  • Medications Through a Feeding Tube

    Learn how to take medications through your feeding tube.

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  • Troubleshooting

    Common tube feeding problems, possible causes and steps you can take to resolve them.

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  • Personal Care and Hygiene

    Learn some typical tube feeding hygiene tips.

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Connect to the tube feeding community.

  • Oley Foundation

    Find answers and connect with others who use a tube feeding.

  • Tube Feeding Awareness

    Connect with parents who are raising infants and children with feeding tubes.

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