Jul 20, 2009

PediaSure FAQ

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Mama-Miya a.k.a MiuMiu a.k.a "Jedi Hopeful" on 7/20/09 10:37 AM

to mirah, pediasure ni bukan FM. dia food supplement. dia ada macam2 extra nutri yg satu botol sama cam 2 mangkuk. itu yg budak boleh naikkan berat badan tu.

experts syokkan utk budak normal but under weight, bg max 225ml aje sehari. kalau over takut obese. tp kalau budak yg mmg ada prob nak naikkan berat badan or sakit dalam hospital, pead akan rekomen diffrent dose pulak.

kalau lat australia ni, kalau nak bg anak pediasure kena ada surat dr nurse or doctor dulu.

PediaSure FAQ

What is DHA?
PediaSure has docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the form of life'sDHA, a plant-based Omega-3 fatty acid. DHA is important in brain and eye development. PediaSure is an excellent source of DHA Omega-3, with 32 mg of DHA per 8 fl oz. serving (20% of 160 mg Daily Value). life'sDHA is a registered trademark of Martek Biosciences Corporation.

Can a child under 2 years of age use PediaSure products?
Talk to a health care professional about use of this product if your child is under 2 years of age. PediaSure products are not intended for infants under 1 year of age. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, infants under a year old should be breastfed or fed an iron-fortified infant formula.

Do PediaSure products contain milk?
Yes, PediaSure drinks contain milk proteins, such as whey protein concentrate and milk protein concentrate. These proteins are derived from cow milk. PediaSure products are lactose-free but not intended for children with galactosemia.

Do PediaSure products contain peanuts or tree nuts? Are they manufactured on the same line as other products containing peanuts or tree nuts?
There are no peanuts or nut derivatives in PediaSure products. There are no peanuts or tree nuts in the manufacturing plants (or on the lines) where PediaSure products are manufactured.

Do PediaSure products contain gluten?
PediaSure products do not contain gluten.

Are PediaSure products kosher?
Yes, PediaSure products are circle U Dairy.
*Penting ni.. check whether got circle U or K or not. If there's, Muslim can consume the products*.

Can you drink PediaSure products directly from the bottle?
Yes, they come ready to use and require no preparation. Many people find that PediaSure tastes better when chilled.

Can I put PediaSure products in the refrigerator for later use?
Yes. Follow the instructions on the label: "After opening, reclose, refrigerate and use within 48 hours."

Can PediaSure products be frozen?
We do not recommend freezing and then thawing these products. If the product is frozen and then thawed, it may change the physical appearance, making it look unacceptable.

Can PediaSure be warmed before drinking to enjoy like a hot chocolate? Can I use the microwave?
Each of these products can be heated so that it is warm, but not so hot as to burn the mouth. The temperature of the product should be checked before offering it to your child. (Although it is not necessary to check the temperature with a thermometer, if one is used the temperature should be in the range of 100-110 degrees Fahrenheit.) If a microwave is used to warm the product, please pour it into a microwave safe container prior to heating.

What are the age guidelines for PediaSure?
PediaSure drinks meet or exceed the US Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for protein and 25 essential vitamins and minerals for children 2 to 8 years of age in 1000 mL (~4 bottles or cans) and for children 9 to 13 years of age in 1500 mL (~6 bottles or cans).

Talk to a health care professional about use of this product if your child is under 2 years of age.

What is the recommended amount of PediaSure drinks to use in a day? Is there a limit on how many can be used in a day?
In general, there is not a limit on the amount of PediaSure drinks that a child can safely consume. For an individual child, the amount of PediaSure drinks that is needed-or is acceptable-on a daily basis should be discussed with the child's health care professional. If the child is eating foods and drinking other beverages, it is especially important to determine how much PediaSure would be appropriate in the context of the overall diet.

Is there any caffeine in PediaSure drinks?
There is no caffeine in Vanilla, Banana Cream, Berry Cream, or Strawberry PediaSure drinks.

Chocolate PediaSure drink is very low in caffeine. It contains approximately 3 mg caffeine in 8 fl oz. (In contrast, brewed coffee contains approximately 100 mg caffeine in 8 fl oz; carbonated beverages contain approximately 50 mg caffeine in 12 fl oz.)

Why is there sugar in PediaSure drinks?
We tested several versions of PediaSure formulations with children to study their taste preference. The testing showed that the children preferred a sweeter taste. As a result, we produced 5 “Kid-Approved” flavors. It is important that the product has a pleasant taste that children will enjoy drinking.

How much lactose is in PediaSure products?
The PediaSure product label says: "Lactose free, not for children with galactosemia." This small quantity of lactose contained in PediaSure products should not cause a problem for children known to have digestive problems related to the ingestion of lactose. The amount of galactose that is present in this quantity of lactose, however, may be too high for children who have the metabolic disorder called galactosemia.

What is the difference between PediaSure Enteral Formulas and the PediaSure drinks I buy in the store? Can I use either one?
PediaSure Enteral Formula is designed to be used as a tube-feeding formula. It has a much lower amount of sucrose than the “Kid Approved Taste” PediaSure drinks found at grocery and other retail stores, and therefore a lower osmolality.

PediaSure Enteral Formulas contain sucrose as 14% of the carbohydrates. The osmolality of PediaSure Enteral Formulas is approximately 335 mOsm/kg H2O for the non-fiber product and 345 mOsm/kg H2O for the fiber-containing product. Click here to visit the PediaSure Enteral Web site.

The PediaSure drinks, that are intended for oral use, contain sucrose as 60% to 78% of the carbohydrate with an osmolality of 480 to 560 mOsm/kg H2O. The higher sucrose levels in PediaSure drinks found at retail give the product its “Kid Approved” taste.

According to Syafiah's paediatrician, it is also high in calories. For more info on benefits and nutrition, kindly feel free to visit the website. Get your facts correct before you decide to purchase on a product.


Mama-Miya a.k.a MiuMiu a.k.a "Jedi Hopeful" said...

nice info..sebijik yg tertulis kat tin pediasure.

agree with u, to be a good mom, kena check info on the product before bagi to anak. so kita tau if its sesuai.

mirah said...

oh thanx mamma-miya for the elaboration and k sue juga sbb tepek itu extra info. Ok akan dipertimbangkan ni. Actually tak sempat bacab hbs pun, baca atas je, huh tgh busy mode ni.. sekadar jengah blog kawan2 utk hilangkan tension keje bertimbun tak habis nih.. huhu..

a.z.r.i.n.a.03.07 said...

Thnxs for the info. Tak taulak utk naikkan berat badan. Buat masa ni mmg Along minum ni.. Dah sekolah jadi kurang minum sket..2 gelas jer sari. Kalu tak pokai ler jawabnyer...

sya said...

alah, berat darwisy pun tak bertambah semenjak setahun... duk tang tu jugak... baru 9kg setahun setengah ni..

memang ada terfikir nak tukar susu. tapi, dia susah betul nak terima susu lain lah... huhu..

pediasure? mahalnyaa... huhu

suealeen said...

Mama-Miya a.k.a MiuMiu a.k.a "Jedi Hopeful":
Kira macam tin PediaSure bergerak la ni.. hehehe..

Kena la check info, kang yang susah diri sendiri jugak.. kannn...

Tak pe.. bz pun janji ingat kat akak. I feel honored. Sama²lah kita cuba ye, Mirah. Tak sabar tengok budak 2 orang ni membesar plak.

Silap hb pokai + kalo minum banyak bleh obes. Oh tidak!

Syafiah ni underweight sangat la, Sya. Akak pun risau. Anak akak yang lelaki ni pun cerewet dulu bab susu. Kenal tu walo pun putih rasanya berbeza. Tapi of course la dia dulu masa baya Syafiah dah cecah 12kg. Tak de la heran nak tukar susu/food supplement ni.

Dayah said...

susu ni mahal skit kan kaksue..saya ader denagq jugak org kat ofis ni dok crita pasal bagi susu ni kat anak depa

suealeen said...

PediaSure bukan FM ye, Dayah.. walo pun based dia tu susu. Jangan² depa taram bagi anak depa PediaSure semua. Haa.. tak ka haghu!

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