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Ally - posted on 04/18/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son just turned one and has problems gaining weight dr says 3 cans pedisure a day but how much food d gave him n bottles

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Ev - posted on 04/18/2015

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Thanks for the post Sarah E. I did not know there was another post as I do not often spend a lot of time reading most posts. But that can be added to what I did say. My friend's daughter did have an issue with weight having been a premmie. As the doc suggested pedisure for her my friend knew she could not afford it and told the doc that. He had her get Carnation Instant Breakfast first and within a week the child had put on 5 pounds or more. And she got it once a day too. So I have to agree that it depends on all facts of the situation but if he is underweight....please do as I suggested as I have seen kids get the pedisure with a meal and then not eat the meal.

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Dove - posted on 04/18/2015

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How much DOES he weigh and what is his rate of growth?

If he eats well you do NOT want him to stop eating in favor of drinking the pediasure, so definitely offer it AFTER a meal. I know it depends on his rate of growth because it's certainly not good if he's stopped growing or even lost weight... but I'd be inclined to seek a second opinion.

I was only 13 pounds at 13 months and yes, I had growth issues, but nothing my parents did made a difference. I am just a small person (w/ other issues as well, but they didn't stop me from reaching adulthood and having a family). My son, on the other hand, was 13 pounds at 2 months old! :)

Sarah - posted on 04/18/2015

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I responded on a different thread; If his ONLY issue is his weight, all other things are healthy and on track, get another opinion. Some kids are naturally lean. You said in your other post that he east well and eats regular meals. If he is meeting milestones and is bright eyed, he may not need supplementation.

Ev - posted on 04/18/2015

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I would be careful of when I give them to him. Those shakes are alright but if done in the fashion they need to be. I would give them to him after a meal but not with the meal. Some kids find them to taste good enough that is all they want and then they won't eat. I have witnessed this a lot. Offer the regular food first and let him eat what he can and then follow it with the pedisure later maybe a half hour after the meal so he does not equate it with the meal.

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