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what is the suitable age group for childred to give them pediasure

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Asked by TANZEEL at 12:16 AM on Jun. 12, 2013 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Wouldn't it say on the package? On the Web site maybe? Otherwise, you can probably call your pediatrician's office and talk to a nurse.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:36 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • For what purpose?

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:36 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • Never? Have you checked the sugar content of that stuff? 23 grams of sugar. Might as well give your child a coke instead.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 12:42 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • Pretty much never. Few doctors I work with would sign off on that stuff.

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:57 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • My experience:
    My DD was prescribed Pediasure at 15 months because she was clinically underweight, bordering failure to thrive, and other means of helping her gain did not work. She was not a picky eater... she was just not a big eater. We tried increaseing her fat intake but there was no huge change. She was on it for a few months to jump start her weight gain. She, at 5 is still clinically underweight but no longer so thin there is a major health concerns.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:24 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • Never? Have you checked the sugar content of that stuff? 23 grams of sugar. Might as well give your child a coke instead.

    Yes the sugar is high BUT any child who legit needs to be on it is on it for the high calories and nutrients. Pediasure has about 240 calories per serving (8 oz) coke only has 140 (12 oz) . Pediasure has protein, fiber and 25 vits and minerals. Coke has nothing of the sort. And Pediasure only has 18 grams of sugar compared to coke's 39.

    Pediasure is not for every kid. It is not a snack food. It is not a 'fun food'. It is a supplement you use when medically indicated. Too many people use it to compensate for their child's pickiness. In fact, Pediasure now has a line of much lower calorie(and sugar) drinks to help with uneven diets.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:13 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • Never. I used it also when my dd was a year old and weighed 14 lbs, but it was advised by her dr. If it's for weight gain, talk to your child's dr and make sure that it is indicated for her weight. If it's for pickiness, focus on a more balanced diet.

    Answer by missanc at 9:37 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • That would depend on the child and the situation. discuss with a doctor.

    Answer by Sillylins at 11:44 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

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