has anyone used benecalorie to help their child gain weight?

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Misty - posted on 07/24/2009




YES! I have!!! It's... ummm... pretty nasty stuff actually. It's a very gooey substance that looks like thick vegetable oil. And even though it says it has no taste... my son knew when I used it. I added it to his milk and even tried Benecalorie pancakes one morning! I just added it instead of the vegetable oil when I used a powder pancake mix. They came out VERY greasy but he did wind up eating them with LOTS of syrup. Haha... sugar really does help the medicine go down!

I have not bought it again... if that tell you anything... it was a bit of a hassle. He now drinks Scandishakes (weight gain shake) and I just use LOTS of butter, peanut butter, ice cream, and other high calorie/high fat foods in his diet.

Is this for a medical condition or just an underweight kiddo?

My son has Cystic Fibrosis.

Jodi - posted on 07/23/2009




Is there a reason you need to make your child gain weight? And how old is the child? I just ask the question, because unless you have consulted a doctor about doing something like this, you really should just leave well enough alone.

Mel - posted on 07/23/2009




never heard of it what is it? how old is your child have you tried adding cream/cheese/butter to the food

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