Breastfeeding and milk storage

If you are breastfeeding your infant while at St Jude, you may need to pump (express) your breast milk and store it for later use. It is important to know how to store your milk so that it will be safe for your infant to drink.


Cholesterol is made by your liver, and it is also in some of the foods you eat. Your body needs a small amount of cholesterol to help it work properly. But having a high level of cholesterol in your blood can cause problems.

Food diary

This handout is a tool for you to use for keeping a 3-day record of all food and beverages consumed.

How to help your child gain weight

If your child needs to gain weight here are some ways to help add extra calories. Try to encourage smaller, more frequent meals with foods that have lots of nutrients.

How to keep a food diary

A food diary is a complete record of the food your child has eaten during a certain period of time. This record will help the dietitian know your child's needs.

Low bacteria diet

Use these food safety guidelines when your child's ANC is less than 300 and during induction and re-induction therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment plans.

Low bacteria diet - AML

These guidelines are recommended for all patients with AML from the time of diagnosis until the time of count recovery following the completion of all therapy.

Low bacteria diet - Allogeneic SCT

For patients receiving allogeneic stem cell transplants follow these guidelines during conditioning and until at least day 100. Your dietitian or doctor will tell you when you can resume a regular diet.

Mothers' Room

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital offers a Mothers’ Room for patient families and staff.

Tube feeding

Nutrition is important for good health and normal growth. Cancer and other diseases can keep children from eating the good foods that they need. Tube feeding is a safe way to give nutrients to your child when she cannot eat on her own.

What to do when you have diarrhea

What to eat and drink, and what to avoid.