Our daughter (30 weeker) is now 15 mos. old (12.5 adjusted) and has been through some different combinations of formula in our attempts to get her to gain weight. She started on EBM with Neosure to up the calories, then went to Neosure by itself, then to Neosure 24, then to Neosure 24 mixed with some Pediasure and now to Pediasure.
Her volume has always been low and she's never had any reflux.
I know that there are other products out there that are approx. 30 calories per ounce, but are any of them cheaper than Pediasure and if so, how have they been received by your little ones?
We're fine to keep her on Pediasure for however long, but I thought it might be worth it to see what everyone else has used and how it's been received.
If this 30 cal/oz. plan doesn't work, we're going to have to add in Duocal or something in addition to up it even more.
She looks healthy, she is apparently happy with the little amount that she takes in, but unfortunately, it's not enough to make her grow. She is currently in the 3rd percentile for weight (18 lbs 12 oz) and 5th for height (28.25"). We're thrilled that she is finally on the chart, but the couple of times that she's been sick, her weight drops fast. She regularly gets mistaken for around a 8 to 9 month old- most of you know how that goes :)
She will only take 2 to 4 ounces at a time, even after sleeping for 12 hours, so even on a good day, she only takes 18-20 ounces max. She LOVES table food, but a great meal for her is 1/4 to 1/2 of what most kids her age would eat at a meal.
Any 'tips from the trenches' regarding 30 cal. options would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!