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    Default Starting pediasure for on a 2 year old

    Hi all, just wondering if anyone started giving their child pediasure at this age and did you see any results?

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    Is there a reason your wanting to use it as its mainly made up of sugar which to give a 2 year to me is a no no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    Is there a reason your wanting to use it as its mainly made up of sugar which to give a 2 year to me is a no no.
    She's hardly eating and she's lost weight.

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    Default Starting pediasure for on a 2 year old

    I'd be consulting your Doctor or paediatrician before using that stuff it's designed as meal replacements full of bad fats and sugar which can become additive for kids at such a young age

    My first DS was a picky eater so I decided to make the food fun he was given the same dinner at night as myself I just made it fun for him and he started eating it instead of tossing it aside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    I'd be consulting your Doctor or paediatrician before using that stuff it's designed as meal replacements full of bad fats and sugar which can become additive for kids at such a young age

    My first DS was a picky eater so I decided to make the food fun he was given the same dinner at night as myself I just made it fun for him and he started eating it instead of tossing it aside.
    I went to the dr yesterday, he didn't care much and basically told me to get over it and she will get better. I had remembered why I stopped seeing him after that comment. Don't even know why I bothered.

    I'm seeing my paed on Wednesday. It's just really stressful. I've tried everything that I've been suggested on here and in a group that I went for fussy eaters.

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    Did you end up trying her on smoothies? At least that way you can add your own ingredients and supplements - if she won't drink smoothies she may not even drink the pediasure?

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    I'm sorry I can't remember your other threads about her eating. Has she been tested for an underlying food allergy or coeliacs or something like that? because if food is making her feel unwell it makes sense she'd avoid it. If you are having trouble getting your GP to listen, "fire" them and get a new one! They should be supporting you and your mum instincts.

    I wouldn't go with anything as processed as Pediasure. But I understand you must be getting desperate to consider it and just want her tummy full. I just looked at it online and like a PP said, the first three (so main) ingredients are just different forms of sugar. I can't imagine any nutritionist or dietitian thinking it'd be a good way to go.

    What are the foods she eats now? Has she been assessed for any kind of sensory issues/autism etc? I think I'd be really pushing for specialist's help, push your paed on Wednesday that you are really worried and need help.

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    I do think something like that is always last resort (despite the ads I have seen for it - 'to supplement your toddlers diet').

    I have seen your previous threads and posts and I do get it. My DS was still BF so I knew he was getting some nutrition despite him not eating.

    Have you given any multi vits? I found after starting his appetite got better.

    Try bliss balls packing it full of good protein/fats (make the balls small or even into shapes).

    With smoothies use cacao to make it chocolate and put in greek yoghurt/avocado/spinach /fruit.

    I hope the paed can help. Is she still in a similar percentile?

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    She is still small in percentile. Today she's only had 2 bottles of milk despite a "buffet" be good offered to her.

    She's being tested for allergies and the rest and it's all good, I could cry a river but it wouldn't help.

    She's not in smoothies anymore, even hates avocados now.

    If my paed does nothing then I need to move onto another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafsika View Post
    She is still small in percentile. Today she's only had 2 bottles of milk despite a "buffet" be good offered to her.

    She's being tested for allergies and the rest and it's all good, I could cry a river but it wouldn't help.

    She's not in smoothies anymore, even hates avocados now.

    If my paed does nothing then I need to move onto another one.
    Have you kept a food diary? If not, start one with food offered/when offered and what she ate/drink. Take it to the paed so they can see it.

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