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Does giving PediaSure along with milk cause any side effects?

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Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2015
Question: Hi,

I need a small input on the health drinks like Pediassure. for my kids.

1. will there be any side effects?
2. How many times in a day it can be given
3. During what times it can be given like morning , evening, midnights
4. if a kid is not showing interest in normal food is this because of the overdoses of such health drinks in day
5. Will there be an impact of you give this in the
in the mid night if the child feels hungry?

Thanks, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on health drinks

Detailed Answer:
Hi....coming to your queries one by one -

1. There are no medically and scientifically proven side effects. Excess health drinks along with milk may cause constipation.
2. They can be given twice a day.
3. Better to given in morning and evening. Other times try to give solid or semisolid food.
4. Yes, if you give excess health drinks, the kid will not feel hungry otherwise and will avoid regular diet.
5. Mid night feeds with health drinks will cause dental caries on long run due to sugar content in them.

Hope I have answered your queries to your satisfaction. Kindly get back if anything more.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Does giving PediaSure along with milk cause any side effects?

Brief Answer: Suggestions on health drinks Detailed Answer: Hi....coming to your queries one by one - 1. There are no medically and scientifically proven side effects. Excess health drinks along with milk may cause constipation. 2. They can be given twice a day. 3. Better to given in morning and evening. Other times try to give solid or semisolid food. 4. Yes, if you give excess health drinks, the kid will not feel hungry otherwise and will avoid regular diet. 5. Mid night feeds with health drinks will cause dental caries on long run due to sugar content in them. Hope I have answered your queries to your satisfaction. Kindly get back if anything more. Regards - Dr. Sumanth