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The doctor 'prescribed' my son...

Anonymous
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Pediasure.

He said as long as he drinks three a day, he doesn't need to eat anything else (my son is 2 1/2)

First of all, that shit is expensive. We're talking $150 a month in pediasure. If only it were actually a perscription, it would at least be partially covered by insurance.

Secondly, my son is a very picky eater, due to severe acid reflux (which we are currently waiting to see a specialist for). He is underweight, but I don't want him to replace what little he does eat with a milkshake. How will he ever learn to eat and try new things when he's always full of pediasure?

So, my questions are....
Does anyone have experience with this with your children? Did it make them not want to eat anything else?

Also, is there any way to get it cheaper?

Any other opinions or judgements on my parenting are also welcome...
Posted by Anonymous on May. 4, 2014 at 6:46 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 4, 2014 at 6:48 PM
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Pickey eaters are made. Unless its a texture issue. And no i wouldnt give him that stuff. I would make him eat food. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 4, 2014 at 6:50 PM
He is picky due to severe acid reflux, which we are waiting to see a specialist for. I guess I should put that in the post....

Quoting Anonymous:

Pickey eaters are made. Unless its a texture issue. And no i wouldnt give him that stuff. I would make him eat food. 

Linagma03
by Platinum Member on May. 4, 2014 at 6:50 PM

I know it is expensive. I wish I had some advice for you. I haven't had to deal with this problem I had the opposite problem. Trying to keep her from gaining too much weight because she'll eat damn near anything put in front of her but she's ALWAYS hungry. 

Good Luck with this. Hugs!

Smokeygirl
by Gold Member on May. 4, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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I would try and get a referral to a nutritionist. Pediasure is just sugary formula. I wouldn't trust it over whole, real foods.
MaryJarrett
by on May. 4, 2014 at 6:51 PM
My girls were, and one still is, underweight. I watch milestones and their specific growth. I ignored the pediasure suggestion and kept up with breastfeeding and balanced whole food meals. For us, hereditary. My son is starting to plateau too.
.PinkHart.
by on May. 4, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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I'd not trust a Dr who says a growing toddler is sufficient on just Pediasure alone.
Rhodin
by Ruby Member on May. 4, 2014 at 6:52 PM
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I'd only do it if it were Pediasure or tube feeding in the hospital. Can you get a referral to a nutritionist or a speech therapist that specializes in feeding issues?
wickedfiress
by Platinum Member on May. 4, 2014 at 6:52 PM
THREE per day?? My son's medication makes him eat very little and his doctor said one pediasure a day.
Lennyloves
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2014 at 6:52 PM
Seems like like an excessive amount, depending on how underweight he is.

Id maybe do it depending on if he was grossly underweight, but id offers fruits and veggies with it, meat can come later.

But, yeah I agree how are you supposed to break the habit, if you do what was suggested.
thenameshailie
by Emerald Member on May. 4, 2014 at 6:52 PM

I doubt your doctor wants to do this long term

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