How much PediaSmart should I give my child?

If PediaSmart is being used in place of cow’s milk, then the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics for milk intake per day for a healthy toddler this age would be 2 ½ cups.  If being used as a supplement to overall daily nutritional intake where milk is being used, then the amount per day would depend on the child’s nutritional status. 

For example, if the child is underweight and needs supplementation, the amount to be fed per day would depend on the child’s overall caloric needs to achieve weight gain and it would be best to consult with a registered dietitian to determine overall daily requirements.  There would be no harm in feeding PediaSmart once or twice a day as a supplement depending upon the child’s overall nutritional intake.  The one aspect to be considered is overfeeding and not causing overweight or obesity. 

 

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