Frequently Asked Questions

What are the age guidelines for PediaSure?

PediaSure is suitable for children aged 3 years and above*

How Do I find out if my child is getting all the required nutrients?

You could offer a rainbow platter to the kids; your child should have a colorful plate offering all 5 groups of foods daily. The 5 food groups include:

● Cereals

● Pulses

● Milk, egg, meat

● Vegetables and Fruits

● Fats and Sugar

For further advise kindly consult your Pediatrician

How do I ensure that my child is growing up fine?

A simple exercise like measuring height as well as weighing your child can help you to assess your child’s overall health. Plotting height & weight on growth charts allows you to keep track of your child's growth & development over time and helps take timely measures if required. The frequency of growth monitoring for children should be as follows:

- 2-5years - Height & Weight every 3 months

- >5 years - Height, Weight, Body Mass Index (BMI) every 6 months till 9 years and annually thereafter.

Please consult your Pediatrician for appropriate advice.

My daughter doesn’t seem to get hungry during mealtime. When the meal or snack is served she eats very little. An hour later, she gets hungry but will eat only a few bites. Basically, her fussy eating continues throughout the day. Should I force her to eat?

Instead of force feeding, try to bring discipline into your child’s routine, meal times, eating habits, etc. Have intervals in between the meals that the child eats. In case your child refuses to eat or has taken only few bites let it be. Wait to serve till the next mealtime. This will help your child to recognize hunger and the need to eat. It will also encourage them to respect food. Please consult your Pediatrician for appropriate advice.

My son does not chew food properly - he keeps it inside the mouth for a long time. What do I do?

Some children will take time to develop the ability to chew. It can also happen due to some dental problems. Encourage your child to drink milk using a cup or mug. Give small pieces of crunchy vegetables/ fruits to develop the chewing ability.

Does Pediasure provide complete & balanced nutrition?

PediaSure® is a nutritional supplement that provides complete, balanced nutrition for children 2 years & above – those special years of rapid growth and mental development. PediaSure contains 37 nutrients that support your kid's height and weight gain. It has immuno nutrients that  helps build immunity.

Is PediaSure suitable for my child for kids with lactose intolerance?

PediaSure is a Complete, Balanced nutrition for your child. It is scientifically formulated to help in growth and development. It is gluten free by nature; but it contains lactose hence not suitable for Lactose intolerance.

Is Milk a complete breakfast?

Milk is a good source of nutrients such as calcium, proteins, Vitamin A etc. But milk lacks in Iron and Vitamin C. These nutrients are important in helping build your child’s immunity.

Can you recommend any resource where I can get information on Nutrition and related issues in future?

Call toll free 1800-315-7173 for free counselling on Nutrition and related queries offered by expert nutritionists.

Can I give PediaSure to my child who is allergic to milk protein?

PediaSure contains cow milk protein and not advised for children with cow’s milk protein allergy

Can PediaSure be used as a sole source of nutrition?

PediaSure can be used as a sole source of nutrition only as per doctor’s advice.

How to prepare 1 serving of Pediasure?


Quantity (ml)

Scoops of Pediasure powder

Number of servings recommended


190 ml


2 to 3

Whole cow’s milk

150 ml


3 to 3

All studies done with PediaSure is with 5 scoops of powder in 190ml of water . 1 scoop = 9.1 gm of PediaSure powder.

Are fats essential for my child’s growth?

Yes. Fats are a concentrated source of energy & helps in child’s growth & development. 

Can I mix Pediasure powder in any smoothies?

Absolutely, in fact adding PediaSure powder is a great way to power up your fruit smoothies with added nutrients including calories from protein, fat and carbohydrates and vitamins and minerals that your child may be missing.

Is there any duration within which I need to consume PediaSure once mixed?

Once Mixed PediaSure should be consumed immediately, else please cover, refrigerate & consume within 24 hours.

Reference and Disclaimers

Vinod K Paul. et al. In Chapter 7: Nutrition. OP Ghai Essential Pediatrics. 9th Edition 
Ramesh A. et al. In Chapter 2: Growth. OP Ghai Essential Pediatrics. 9th Edition 
PDS CCD dated 1st March 2021