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My son eats okay, loves pediasure wants to drink more than 2 per day. Is there a reasonable number of bottles he is allowed daily? He's 4y 44lb ~4ft

My son eats okay, loves pediasure wants to drink more than 2 per day. Is there a reasonable number of bottles he is allowed daily? He's 4y 44lb ~4ft

Dietary supplement: Pediasure is helpful for underweight children or children who cannot eat regular food in adequate quantity. In your child's case I would treat it like a milkshake - occasional treat. Focus on a balanced diet and enough ordinary milk intake. ...Read more

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My daughter is a very picky eater so I give her pediasure, usually only 1 a day. Today she is asking for a second, is it ok for her to have two?

My daughter is a very picky eater so I give her pediasure, usually only 1 a day. Today she is asking for a second, is it ok for her to have two?

Expensive treat: Pediasure is an expensive supplement & would not hurt if she had more than 1/day. You might find a flavor she likes of the carnation essentials & get a similar product for less than half the cost. The packets added to milk are similar in nutrition content. ...Read more

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I give a teaspoon full of pediasure in milk twice a day to my 4 year old daughter. Is this quantity oki with the cow's milk?

I give a teaspoon full of pediasure in milk twice a day to my 4 year old daughter. Is this quantity oki with the cow's milk?

Waste of time: In this quantity you are not providing any benefit to the child while I assume you think you are doing good. A can or two a day would provide a significant assurance that she is receiving balanced nutrition.The amount you are using is a waste of effort. ...Read more

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Could two pediasures a day make a toddlers urine smell? I can't get him to drink many clear liquids.

Could two pediasures a day make a toddlers urine smell? I can't get him to drink many clear liquids.

Likely Concentrated: If all he's really drinking is two pediasures, then he's probably a little dry. His urine may be a little concentrated, giving it a smell. He should be drinking nearly triple what two pediasures would give him, in either milk or water. Plus vegetables and fruit which are high in water content. Make sure he's well hydrated, and contact his pediatrician if you're unsure that that's the issue. ...Read more

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If my 2 yr old gets pediasure twice a day is it too much for him to also get a flinstone multivitamin? Is that too much of any particular vitamin?

If my 2 yr old gets pediasure twice a day is it too much for him to also get a flinstone multivitamin? Is that too much of any particular vitamin?

Pediasure: Pediasure is a nutritional supplement designed for use in children during periods of illness, poor appetite or inadequate weight gain. It is a high calorie, vitamin supplemented product which can cause weight gain. Unless otherwise advised, twice daily would be considered excessive. Although the body will eliminate excess water soluble vitamins, it will store fat soluble ones. ...Read more

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Is pediasure good for children?

Is pediasure good for children?

Real food better: Pediasure is specifically designed to help increase the calories in children with failure to thrive (determined to be underweight by their physician). Unless recommended by pediatrician, the best place for your child to get nutrition is whole healthy food choices. Kids may not eat like we think they should, but they listen to their bodies and get what they need. Model healthy habits - it helps! ...Read more

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Is taking diluting pediasure with water ok?

Is taking diluting pediasure with water ok?

Confusing question: The nutrition value of this drink is gained by ingesting it as a supplement to your diet. Diluting it with water would drop the calorie/nutrient value per ounce, but if the amount of original product remained the same, it would not change the value. Some might find the texture or taste more acceptable in diluted form. Dilution will not harm the product. ...Read more

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Is 15 months too young to give baby pediasure?

Is 15 months too young to give baby pediasure?

Pediasure: Pediasure can be given in babies who have growth problem and need suplemental protein drink. It is safe to give to babies over the age of one year. ...Read more

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My age is 23. Can I drink pediasure to gain weight...

Yes...but: You can gain almost equivalent benefit from a less costly option. The Carnation Breakfast Essentials come in packets that you can add to the milk of your choice. ...Read more

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What would Cause low iron in child who drinks pediasure?

What would Cause low iron in child who drinks pediasure?

Needs other sources: Pediasure only contains a small amount or iron. The child must need iron from other sources in the diet. Pediasure only contains 15% of the days requirement for iron. Iron suppements can be used or foods containing more iron should be introduced in to the diet. Meats, fish and green leafy vegetables are good sources of iron. ...Read more

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I have idiopathic gastroparesis is it ok to stick to my 5 safe foods and pediasure or should I try to get more variety in my diet?

I have idiopathic gastroparesis is it ok to stick to my 5 safe foods and pediasure or should I try to get more variety in my diet?

Diet: You can expand your diet by eating small frequent meals.. Eating your food with lotsof fluids helps. Blending food with fluids can give you much more variety. ...Read more

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2 yr 1 mnths old weighs 24.8 lbs and is 34"in tall. Is this healthy for her? She is on pediasure, do to her losing a pound or 2 at her last check up.

2 yr 1 mnths old weighs 24.8 lbs and is 34"in tall. Is this healthy for her? She is on pediasure, do to her losing a pound or 2 at her last check up.

Growth Charts: Wondering if your 25 month old is in an appropriate growth range is a very common questions of all parents. The most important thing to consider is the trend of their growth on the growth charts. To see where your child is on the growth chart follow the link below:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts/data/set2clinical/cj41c068.pdf
According to the chart, weight is ~ 25th %& height is ~ 50th % ...Read more

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My age is 20, sex male, wight 45kg. Without gastric problem I don't have much problem. But I cant gain my wight much. What can I do now? Should I take pedia sure, and if I should what type of pediasure I shoul take.

My age is 20, sex male, wight 45kg. Without gastric problem I don't have much problem. But I cant gain my wight much. What can I do now? Should I take pedia sure, and if I should what type of pediasure I shoul take.

Other supplement: At your age if you want to use a supplement I'd choose one for adults such as Ensure or Boost. Of course, there is also just the old upping your caloric intake every day by 20%. Also, has doctor checked things like your thyroid function to make sure that's not your problem? Sounds like time to discuss concern with doctor and a good dietician! ...Read more

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Pediasure is it good for a baby who has eczema?

Pediasure is it good for a baby who has eczema?

Not really: No it will not do any good to a baby with eczema. ...Read more

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Could pediasure cause weight gain?

Could pediasure cause weight gain?

Pediasure: Pediasure is a nutritional supplement designed for use in children during periods of illness, poor appetite or inadequate weight gain. It is a high calorie, vitamin supplemented product which can cause weight gain. Ensure is the adult version. ...Read more

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Pediasure okay for adults?

Pediasure okay for adults?

I suppose: Pediasure is a dietary supplement that is designed to meet some of the nutrition need of growing kids. An adult could gain some benefit from its use, but would get similar benefit from less expensive products like Carnation Breakfast Essentials if a shake like drink is desired. I prefer a good steak balanced with a few sides, but that's just me. ...Read more

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Is pediasure enogh for my sons nutrition?

Is pediasure enogh for my sons nutrition?

It can be: For children over two years of age, It is a complete form of nutrition.Check with your doctor to see that he is taking the correct number of calories, protein, vitamins and minerals in the amount that he is taking. ...Read more

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How many times we can use pediasure daily?

How many times we can use pediasure daily?

Pediasure: Pediasure is a nutritional supplement designed for occassional use in children when additional calories are needed. It is intended to SUPPLEMENT, not REPLACE normal foods. It is generally recommended that 1-2 cans be offered per day, in between meals. Pediasure is high in sugar, and more frequent use may interfere with intake of regular foods/meals. ...Read more

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Pediasure can be used by adult of 23 years old?

Why?: Yes. But why would an adult want to take this expensive product when there are plenty of other alternatives for fluid hydration? ...Read more

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Whether pediasure can be used by adult of 23 years old?

Whether pediasure can be used by adult of 23 years old?

Yes, but: There are other less expensive ways to gain the nutrients involved. The product is designed with kids in mind but the benefit to adults is similar. ...Read more

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Hi my son is three year 45 pound and 42 inches he is ok eater should I give him pediasure?

Hi my son is three year 45 pound and 42 inches he is ok eater should I give him pediasure?

Dietary supplement: Pediasure is helpful for underweight children or children who cannot eat regular food in adequate quantity. Focus on a balanced diet and enough ordinary milk intake and your child should thrive without Pediasure. ...Read more

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How can I encourage my toddler to drink more clear fluids. He seems to have no interest in them. Only likes pediasure?

Slow weaning: Very, very slowly dilute the pediasure with water, making a change every few days. If you are patient and proceed slowly, you can wean him to basically water. Works every time. ...Read more

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My 1yr old hasn't gained weight since her 9m appointment. Dr put her on pediasure. She refuses it. I've tried mixing with milk, too. Advice?

My 1yr old hasn't gained weight since her 9m appointment. Dr put her on pediasure. She refuses it. I've tried mixing with milk, too. Advice?

Nutritionist: If you have exhausted your options given by your doctor, I would ask if there is either a clinic nutritionist you could see or a pediatric nutritionist associated with either a hospital or another practice. It can be very difficult to find the right regimen to help with weight gain. Nutritionists can be very helpful in this regard. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to whether pediasure and carnations breakfast essentials is healthy for my 2 year old? He eats but in 6 months he has gained no weight

I'm curious as to whether pediasure and carnations breakfast essentials is healthy for my 2 year old? He eats but in 6 months he has gained no weight

Not gaining weight: Pediasure is better for a 2 years old as it is a meal in itself as it contains the right balance of carbs, proteins and fats for a growing child. If he is a picky eater the try to give him a glass of Pediasure with meals 3 times a day. If his eating is not a problem then his doctor will do more of a work up if he continues not to gain weight. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I give pediasure complete to my 18m old baby m also using nido 1plus not fesh milk. Can pediasure complete increase baby weight his weight is 9.6?

Can I give pediasure complete to my 18m old baby m also using nido 1plus not fesh milk. Can pediasure complete increase baby weight his weight is 9.6?

Yes: Pediasure can be given for toddlers as a supplement to their diet and it is good for picky eaters. Due to the high calories in this milk based supplement, it will increase weight. Follow up with your toddlers doctor to monitor growth and development. ...Read more

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Does pediasure make you pee?

Does pediasure make you pee?

Here are some. ..: Pediasure is a formulated liquid form of nutritional supplement for children, which will supply the supposedly balanced nutrition to help children grow and of course, supply water as well. So, more liquid naturally comes with more urine for peeing. If used in adult, watch if the user is diabetic; if so, let Doc know of this and possibly need to adjust the dose of drugs for diabetes. ...Read more

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Is pediasure milk good for g6pd?

Is pediasure milk good for g6pd?

Pediasure: It is milk high in calories. It is used in children to get them extra calories (for failure to thrive, weight loss after sickness) ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my healthy 16 month old son a 6 oz bottle of pediasure everyday? I usually give him before his nap time. He drinks cows milk too.

Is it ok to give my healthy 16 month old son a 6 oz bottle of pediasure everyday? I usually give him before his nap time. He drinks cows milk too.

It's likely ok, but..: He should not get in the habit of getting his nutrition and calories from supplements, rather than eating a healthy and varied diet. He does not NEED Pediasure if healthy and of normal weight and growth. Indeed, you run the risk of obesity with the extra calories from daily Pediasure. Finally, Pediasure is hardly cheap. Spend the money on a book for the child, and start a different nap routine. ...Read more