PediaSure® 3+ is ideal for children 3 – 10 years of age, who have growth and hard-to-feed (picky eating) concerns. PediaSure 1+ is ideal for younger children between the ages of 1-3 years of age. Please consult your Healthcare Professional about the use of PediaSure® if your child is younger than 3 years.
In this section, you will find answers to the most frequent questions from our customers.
1. What are the age guidelines for PediaSure®?
2. My child has cow’s-milk protein allergy. Does Pediasure® contain cow’s-milk protein?
Yes, PediaSure® contains cow’s-milk protein and is NOT suitable for children with cow’s milk protein allergy.
3. Is PediaSure® suitable for children with lactose intolerance/sensitivity?
Although PediaSure® contains lactose, the contained amount is termed as “clinically insignificant” as it is present in very small amounts. PediaSure®, therefore, is indeed suitable for children with lactose intolerance/sensitivity. HOWEVER, PediaSure® is NOT suitable for children with galactosaemia.
4. What is the nutritional difference of mixing PediaSure® with milk or with water?
Mixing PediaSure® with milk will add to the nutrient and caloric value and should be supervised by a Healthcare Professional. Kindly also note that mixing PediaSure® with milk will, however, make the drink full of lactose and will therefore no longer be lactose-free.
5. How do I prepare a serving of PediaSure®?
To make a 225 ml serving of PediaSure®, add 5 scoops of PediaSure® to 190 ml of water. Stir/shake thoroughly.
6. What is the recommended amount of PediaSure® to use in a day?
For children 3 – 8 years, it is recommended to provide 2 servings per day. For children 9 – 10 years, it is recommended to provide 2 – 3 servings per day. Still searching? If your question isn't answered here, please contact our customer call centre 0861 22 68 87, Mon-Fri 8h00-16h30 or speak to your Healthcare Professional.
7. Is PediaSure® gluten-free?
Yes. PediaSure® is gluten-free and is ideal for children who have gluten sensitivity.
8. Are PediaSure® products certified Halaal and Kosher?
No, PediaSure® products are only Halaal certified.
9. How long does PediaSure® last once the can had been opened?
Once the can has been opened, it must be consumed within 3 weeks. Please ensure to keep the opened can in a cool and dry place. DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
10. Does Pediasure® 3+ contain prebiotics?
Yes, Pediasure® contains FOS (short chain fructooligosaccharides). FOS are special carbohydrates that are found naturally in common foods such as bananas, asparagus, garlic and onions.
11. Does Pediasure® 3+ contain sugar?
Sugar is a type of carbohydrate necessary for energy intake. The carbohydrates present in Pediasure® are maltodextrin and sucrose. Consuming excess sugars is harmful, check with your nutritionist or pediatrician to achieve a balanced diet.
12. Can PediaSure® be warmed, like hot chocolate? Can I use a microwave oven?
No. PediaSure® should not be warmed in a microwave oven, as the prebiotics and lactobacillus bacteria in PediaSure® may be destroyed at higher temperatures.
13. Is there a PediaSure 1+? Where is this available?
Yes, PediaSure® 1+ 1.6kg is available at leading retailers such as Dischem and Clicks.
14. What is the difference between PediaSure 1+ and PediaSure 3+?
PediaSure® 1+ is indicated for ages 1-3 years and PediaSure® 3+ is indicated for ages 3-10 years. From a nutritional point of view, PediaSure® 3+ has 40% more fiber, 25% more calcium and increased levels of zinc and folic acid compared to standard PediaSure to help support growth of toddlers and growing children. Please consult your Healthcare Professional about the use of PediaSure® if your child is younger than 3 years.
15. What is the recommended amount of Pediasure® 1+ to use in a day?
For children 1 – 3 years, it is recommended to provide 1 servings per day Still searching? If your question isn't answered here, please contact our customer call centre 0861 22 68 87, Mon-Fri 8h00-16h30 or speak to your Healthcare Professional.
16. Can my child drink PediaSure and another formula/milk alternative at the same time?
Please note that there is no need to give your little one PediaSure® 3+ and another milk/alternative simultaneously. PediaSure® 3+ is a nutritional supplement drink for children, contains essential vitamins and minerals, providing optimized nutrition to support growth and development. Feel free to contact our customer call center on 0861 22 68 87, Mon-Fri 8h00- 16h30 should you require any further assistance.
17. My child does not like the taste?
We would recommend incorporating the PediaSure® 3+ into their food. Feel free to access these recipes here: https://bit.ly/2conAGF
18. What is PediaSure for?
PediaSure® 3+ is a nutritional supplement for growing children. It is recommended for children who have growth and hard-to-feed (picky eating) concerns and supports the overall growth and development of your child, PediaSure® 3+ helps strengthen the child’s immune system and support a healthy digestive tract.
19. My child is diabetic can they take this product?
PediaSure® 3+ can be included in a meal plan for a diabetic child as long as it is prescribed by a paediatrician or dietitian, in accordance with appropriate carbohydrate and calorie counting.
20. How long before I can expect to see results of my child using PediaSure?
PediaSure® 3+ delivers clinically proven growth results. You can start to see visible growth in 8 weeks. Based on a clinical study done in 2015 and in 2018, we see improved nutritional adequacy, better appetite and increased activity within just 4 weeks. Still searching? If your question isn't answered here, please contact our customer call centre 0861 22 68 87, Mon-Fri 8h00-16h30 or speak to your Healthcare Professional. * Source: Huynh et al. 2015, 2018