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    Is Ensure ok for kids?

    dh bought a 6-pack of ensure instead of pediasure (devlyn has one a day since she's a peanut). I'm all out of pediasure-- is the ensure ok in a pinch? thanks!


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    Just in comparing a few things, it looks like she should be fine to drink. If anything, I wouldn't give her the entire drink.

    Pediasure vs. Ensure:

    Protein 7gm, 9gm
    Energy 237, 250
    Fat 9gm, 6gm
    Potassium 310mg, 390mg
    Carbs 31, 40


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    Just take her to the drive through and get her a milkshake .


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylie
    Just take her to the drive through and get her a milkshake .
    LOL! Yeah, and she'll never go back to pediasure again! I'm surprised she'll drink it for you. I hated that stuff!


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    Thanks!! I hate to waste the ensure, but wanted to make sure it isn't harmful for any reason. She LOVES the stuff! Not the offbrand varieties, though (figures). She even asks for it by name (p'showr). Staying away from the milkshakes, though!! (don't want those things near me!)


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    Our pediatrician said that it would be fine to use ensure instead of pediasure for our son...
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    My only concern would be the salt content...but in a pinch.
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    I asked this same question previously, but was old the salt content is too high for children.

    Someone also recommended Carnation Instant Breakfast in whole milk instead of Pediasure since it's much more reasonably priced.
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    DS is almost 2 and I give him either Pedisure or Ensure when we travel because it needs no refrigeration. I use the little tops from the Gerber Toddler Lunceables as they fit on top of the Ensure and Pediasure bottles so they make them like a "sippy".
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    watch the salt content-
    one probably wouldn't hurt- but at 1- I wouldn't give too much salt- the fat/potassium/cal isn't the problem- since it is not her sole nutrition then if the minerals were a little off- it probably wouldn't be a problem--- there is not a kidney or heart problem? salt might harm that.


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