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which formula milk should be given to a 3 years old , also suggestions required for the following formula milks: progress gold/gain plus/pedia sure.....thanks

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Asked by desire1234 at 5:30 AM on Jan. 10, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Isnt that a little old for formula? I think it is safe now for some real food.. *:)

    Answer by Milani_Hunni at 5:37 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Why are you giving a 3 yr old formula?

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 6:00 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Toddler formula? I wouldn't give it unless you were advised to do so by the pediatrician. Whole milk should be fine. Ask your pediatrician on how much your child should have.


    Answer by Christine0813 at 8:09 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • I'd talk to your pediatrician, every child is different. (I'm still giving my 3yo whole organic milk because he is a "calorie burner" - but many doctors recommend switching to 2% at his age.)

    Answer by Scuba at 8:13 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • I too think he is a little old for formula unless his doc put him on it. I give my three year old pediasure sometimes b/c he's a terrible eater. I give half pediasure & half milk so that he gets vitamins & minerals but not too much extra sugar. Hope this helps!

    Answer by babiesandkids at 8:18 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • we stopped toddler formula at 18 months and moved to whole milk.. if the boys are having a picky eatting week, or month lol. i give them one pediasure a day.. and they are 4.5 and 2.5 and still get whole milk, and always will thats my preference

    Answer by 2boysmommy.js at 9:16 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Whole milk unless there is some reason he can't have it. If so, ask your doctor for suggestions.

    Answer by khedy at 10:26 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • My daughter was switched to whole milk at 1 year. By age 3 she is down to fat free or 1% milk depending on where I buy it. I don't like Wal-Mart's 0% milk. Unless they have unusual caloric needs for some reason they should not be on formula or whole milk. People need the nutrients in milk not the calories. This goes for all people.

    Answer by Mim4 at 12:31 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • unless a doctor says so, a 3 year old should be ok without supplementation. Maybe a pediasure here or there. But milk or some substitute like almond milk or something is good.

    Answer by sarlove01 at 12:32 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • maybe there could be a reason the child needs it? My son will need a toddler formula for a long time to come. Stop assuming.

    Answer by Crystal8327 at 1:56 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

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