Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Matthew Brown | 2012-07-28


Extended use of Ensure for children

My 4 yr old has been on 1 Pegicol sachet, L-Glutamine and Ensure for a year due to Fecal Impaction issues. She is very healthy apart from the constipation issues (which are not present while on the Pegicol).

I believe extended use of Pegicol is safe, but I am worried about the fat, sugar and protein in the Ensure. Compared to the other little girls in her class she seems to have a fat tummy - Perhaps this is just her toddler body shape and she has not started to lose this.

Any thoughts on the Ensure?

Many thanks


Expert's Reply



Although Ensure is an excellent nutritional supplement it is high in calories. This is probably why your daughter is putting on too much weight.It would be a good idea to discuss this problem and get advice from a dietician.

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Posted by: Matthew | 2012-07-29

Thanks, I''ll take her to the pead

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