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Paedia shake - what next!

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Mistressmiggins Mon 07-Apr-14 12:53:17

Has anyone seen the "paedia shake" for children? It's designed for fussy eaters. It says ALONGSIDE meals but at 225ml per glass, I wouldn't have thought you would have room for actual food.

hazeyjane Mon 07-Apr-14 12:59:04

Do you mean Pediasure?

It's designed primarily for children with a very limited diet, and low calorie intake, and usually taken under recommendation of a dietician or hcp. There is also a drink with less calories and fat that can be given alongside a limited diet, where there are no weight concerns.

I don't see what the issue is?

poorbuthappy Mon 07-Apr-14 13:00:09

If that is true hazey it should only be available from the doctors. Boots sell it.

hazeyjane Mon 07-Apr-14 13:07:07

Yes, that is the second drink I mentioned, with lower calories, not intended for children with weight concerns.

Mistressmiggins Mon 07-Apr-14 13:14:58

I understand things like this under a dr but to be able to buy it in boots with no advice just seems worrying

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 07-Apr-14 13:17:47

I agree. It should definately be something recommended by a HCP. Used wrongly it could probably make a child ill. Or make the situation worse as they rely to heavily on the drink and child becomes even less interested in food.

Mistressmiggins Mon 07-Apr-14 13:28:14

The advert on tv just now made it look as natural as giving your child an apple or glass of milk BUT it was called substitute - that was the bit that concerned me.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 07-Apr-14 13:31:34

It's on a par with those toddler milk adverts I expect.

Has a knack of basically giving people the chance to think they can feed their kids on crap then make it up with this nutritionally balanced milk/drink.

Mistressmiggins Mon 07-Apr-14 15:06:55

2nd ingredient is SUGAR. How is that good :-(

Mistressmiggins Mon 07-Apr-14 16:51:08

I found on the BootsMed website;

Cyanocobalamin should be used with caution in children.......


Gileswithachainsaw Mon 07-Apr-14 17:17:57

What is it?

hazeyjane Mon 07-Apr-14 17:54:02

vitamin b12

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