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How many bottles of Pedisure does your FTT child drink a day?


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February 2nd, 2011, 11:49 AM
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My 14 month old drinks 1 1/2 bottles a day.

BUT... it mixed with his formula.

1 oz of Nutramigen formula, 1 oz of Pedisure.

I prepare him 4 bottles of 2 oz (yep... 2 ounces a feeding and he will only take it when he is napping or sleeping) during the day. The most he drinks is 2 bottles but I prepare 4 just in case. The extra 4 oz his twin drinks (not to waste).

Then his nightime bottles... 8 bottles of 2 oz (yep, still night time feeding cause he tiny).

He been drinking Pedisure since 10 months when he went on formula strike for 3 weeks and this was the only milk he would drink without throwing up or gagging. Mixed with his formula.

I am curious... how many bottles of Pedisure does your FTT child drink a day? How old are they and how long have they been drinking Pedisure?
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February 3rd, 2011, 07:32 AM
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DD has been on PediaSure since she was 15 months and she will be 6 years old this month. She is supposed to have a minimum of 2 bottles a day, but she almost never drinks that much.
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February 3rd, 2011, 10:11 AM
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When we had to try Danny on Vital Jr. (which he failed due to allergies) he was taking 4 cans every day.
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February 3rd, 2011, 01:34 PM
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Ava would never drink pediasure. Have you tried Boost Breeze? It's a high calorie fruit juice and most insurances will pay for it.
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February 22nd, 2011, 03:37 PM
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Kiersten takes 3 cans per night via feeding tube, and throughout the day I give her about 3 8oz cups of whole milk with CIB to pump up her caloric intake, plus whatever 3lse I can get into her.
I'm going to ask about that Boost Breeze. We've tried the Boost Kid Essential and that made her sick.
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