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Will Pediasure Help My Child Gain Weight
What is the best formula milk for my 1 yr 2 mths baby to gain weight? Currently weighing 9.5kg. Is it on the right track? Can I use pediasure? Eat ok.
Gaining weight: 1st what was the birth weight, 9.5 Kg is a lot for 2 mos old, any regular milk base formula should be ok, gaining too much weight is not good for your baby's health, Pediasure is not for infants but is recommended for older children who are underweght. You need to talk to your pediatrician about the best & proper way to feed your baby to have normal weight for his height & age. Good luck
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
My 13 yr old daughter is 64 lbs with a very big appetite but a picky eater also. Can I start back giving her pediasure to make her gain weight?
Be aware: Pediasure is best reserved for children who are unable to gain weight for medical reasons. Giving her pediasure will impact her appetite so it will be a viscious circle. If she has a big appetite but cannot gain weight then you need her examined to look for other causes including thyroid, intestinal malabsorption, and eating disorder. Please seek pediatric review with her doctor.
My 10 month old isn't gaining weight fast enought 4 his doc so he told me 2 give him pediasure & now he has watery stood could the pediasure causing?
It is possible...: It is possible that his watery stools are just a coincidence. You could try cutting back to one can and see if his stooling improves or stop altogether for a little while. Once his stooling goes back to normal, you could start things up again slowly. If things brings on the watery stools, you may need to try to find a different nutritional supplementation to help him gain weight.
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.
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!
My 2 year old Son-shine is 28lbs and 34 inches tall but a picky eater. I supplement his diet with Pediasure daily. Is his weight normal?
Hey beautiful doc. Can I mix pediasure complete with toddler formula milk? He is 18m n 9.6 weight.
I cannot advise that: However do consider that your toddler needs a balanced diet not diet based on milk and liquid diets. His weight is perfect for his age. This supplement is unnecessary. Unless he has another underlying disorder requiring supplemental diet, I will advise that you transition him to a regular diet; veges, friuts, meats etc. So you will start early to get him acquainted with a healthy lifestyle.
I mix feed my baby with breastmilk and nan hw one, but yesterday I accidentally gave him my 2yo son's pediasure. Now my 6mos old won't drink his milk.
Pediasure: Once your baby tasted the sweetness of pediasure he balked at drinking bland breast milk. Don't give pediasure, but be patient and he will start breast feeding again.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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