PediaSure

Yoli - posted on 10/22/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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Does anyone supplement with PediaSure for 16 month not getting proper nutrition? If not, what do you do?

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i was going to get my daughter pediasure but its really expensive so we got her a toddler supplement type formula instead. its pretty much the same thing but its powdered, so you have to mix it yourself. she eats a ton and has a wonderful appetite, but she doesnt eat very many vegetables, no matter how hard i try to get her to. so i give her one cup of that a day and i know for sure shes getting enough vitamins and everything. she sure has gotten a lot more energy since she started drinking it!

Michelle - posted on 10/30/2010

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I tried it on my daughter at 15 months because she was teething molars and would not eat. We tried the strawberry Pedisure but that night she got very sick and threw up for the very first time . I am thinking of getting liquid vitamins to help supplement.

Sandi - posted on 11/01/2010

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I've been giving my son pediasure ( 3-4 per day) for the past 4 months as his doctor directed us to. He eats really well but is considered to be underweight by the growth charts. He loves the vanilla flavor but it is very expensive.

Allison - posted on 10/30/2010

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My little guy was recommended by his pediatrician to have pediasure not because he doesn't eat, because BOY does he eat! But because he is underweight. He is below all percentages on the growth chart and the Dr. thought the pediasure might help him put some weight on due to the extra calories. He also eats everything we put in front of him including fruits, veggies, meats, potatoes, pasta, whatever. We get the Walmart Brand Pediasure and it's just as good, and has all the same ingredients and flavors but is like 3 dollars cheaper!!

Britton - posted on 11/03/2010

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I supplemant with the gerber smart sips. 6 of those are cheaper than 6 of the pediasure. And the smart sips have less sugar.

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Sara - posted on 04/27/2013

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Hi I needed an opinion I have a 21 month old that wont eat meat pasta bread just pedia sure yogurt graduates with fruit and vegetables he loves oranges bananas he's an healthy weight just not eating cheese chicken nothing at all is that bad I tryed everything

Kat - posted on 11/23/2010

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i used pediasure with my son from 8 months (he refused formula and all baby food except sweet potatoes) til he was 16 months old when he refused the pediasure. now he uses the carnation instant breakfast because all he eats is mashed potatoes. i cant get him to eat anything else and it drives me crazy.

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I agree it is expensive but it's a little over a dollar each if you get generic. I only give out one a day. I don't even do every day though. I only give them if he is refusing anything because of his teething.

Valerie - posted on 11/05/2010

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I started giving my daughter the pediasure when she started teething and refused to eat. She loves all the flovours except the chocolate. Though she has a healthy appetite she is still considered underweight according to the growth chart. I have no problems getting her to eat her fruits and vegetables as I started giving fruits and veggies in pureed form from she was about 6 months.

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I don't think that pediasure is the best way to go, but I do give my son those periodically for breakfast. I don't think they hurt him, and sometimes when he is teething, like he is right now, he doesn't feel like eating anything. He just cries. So I give him one at breakfast.

Justine - posted on 11/03/2010

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My doctor prescribed us the poly-vi-sol drops. They are a liquid vitamin that you but right into the milk. Also, it can take up to ten times for a child (or adult) to try a food before their taste buds adapt to it. My daughter will eat fruit for the most part, but rarely will she touch a veggie. However, I make sure I offer it at EVERY meal. Every once-in-a-while she slips up and accidentally eats a green bean and Mumma wins! lol Good luck!

Alyssa - posted on 11/02/2010

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Our pediatrician recommended it for our daughter (16 months). I mix it 1/2 and 1/2 with her servings of milk so she doesn't get used to the super sweet taste. We also give her Carnation instant breakfast in the morning. Walmart has their own brand of pediasure that is quite a bit cheaper, but I haven't found off brand anywhere else.

Juliana - posted on 10/27/2010

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My daughter is 16 months and has a condition that doesnt let her gain weight as much as she should so she has been on pediasure since she was 12 months old she used to drink two a day but then she gained way to fast so we have found that one a day right before bed keeps her weight steady like it should be and it helps her sleep through the night and she loves the vanilla, strawberry and she likes the chocolate but it doesnt settle well with her tummy.

Marie - posted on 10/27/2010

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Instead of giving my son Pediasure, instant breakfast, or toddler formula, I give him poly-vi-sol drops. It's a liquid vitamin for babies. They sell it at Target, the Enfamil brand is about $7 a bottle and the store brand is about $4 a bottle. and it lasts about a month.

Ava - posted on 10/27/2010

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I used to when Lexi hit twelve months old because I hated formula stains and it smelled bad, but PediaSure was just like strawberry milk or something-- smelled good, tasted good, and Lexi preferred it. I can't AFFORD to use it all the time, but when I can, I spring for it because regardless of the 'Don't use over two years' thing, there's nothing wrong with giving it to them over a year old. I would sometimes do half pediasure and half regular milk in her bottle and that was just fine with her.

Allyson - posted on 10/26/2010

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My daughter eats well and gets everything she needs but I give her pedisure Vanilla right before bed. I find that it fills her up more and she will drink the entire cup where she might only drink half of whole milk.

Colleen - posted on 10/26/2010

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I have the same problem with my daughter, so we give her carnation instant breakfast. Has all she needs for the day (1 cup in morning, 1 cup at night) and it's a lot cheaper

Jande - posted on 10/24/2010

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I am having the same problem with my son but we are supplementing with toddler formula.

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I don't now, but did this with my 3 year old when she was about 18 months. I gave her one a day because she wouldn't eat fruits or veggies. She loved it. Called it "Monkey Milk". My doctor recommended it. She now eats a regular diet, so we dont' use anymore.

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