I've combed through the last year or so of Pediasure-related discussions, and haven't quite found an exact answer to my question.
My preemie is just about 15 months actual, 13 months adjusted. His weight is right on target with other toddlers his actual age, as he pretty much caught up in that department when he was around 7 months actual (robust nurser!). My question is regarding adding nutrients/vitamins to his intake, obviously for just the nutrient sake of it, not at all for weight issues.
He eats a predominantly organic diet with a good balance of greens, proteins, veggies, dairy, whole grains, etc. We started solids when he was around 6.5 months actual. He's been on only organic whole cow's milk since he was 13 months actual, meaning no more formula (Enfamil AR, and Next Step) - just straight milk. He has no food allergies.
I know this may sound like a moot point to some, but have any of you given your preemie Pediasure occasionally, in addition to their milk, just to boost their nutrients? And was it successful for you, in that they enjoyed it and didn't reject it? The Next Step he was on was repulsive (aren't all formulas.. why don't they taste good?).. So we do not want to go back to the ENS.
I haven't gotten a hard and fast answer from the dr's I've consulted. You know how they all have a difference of opinion on just about everything. .. :p
Thanks for your feedback.