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Is it ok for a child who is 13 to drink an ensure everyday?
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics
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In brief: Ensure and children
For a 13 year old to drink ensure every day there has to be a reason.
Is the child a poor eater, or has health issues and not gaining weight or just lazy not to eat regular meals. If the child has health issues & not gaining weight it is okay to do so. It is otherwise better to sit down and enjoy your food in its natural form!

In brief: Ensure and children
For a 13 year old to drink ensure every day there has to be a reason.
Is the child a poor eater, or has health issues and not gaining weight or just lazy not to eat regular meals. If the child has health issues & not gaining weight it is okay to do so. It is otherwise better to sit down and enjoy your food in its natural form!
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Ok, yes; smart ?
You can get approximately the same nutritional supplement value out of packets of Carnation's Breakfast essentials added to milk or almond milk.
This would cost a fraction of the other. Some kids can benefit from these products, but for some it is unnecessary and may alter their appetite for normal meals.

In brief: Ok, yes; smart ?
You can get approximately the same nutritional supplement value out of packets of Carnation's Breakfast essentials added to milk or almond milk.
This would cost a fraction of the other. Some kids can benefit from these products, but for some it is unnecessary and may alter their appetite for normal meals.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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