Pediatric Nutritionals

  • Boost Kid Essentials 1.5 Pediatric Oral Supplement / Tube Feeding Formula Nestle Healthcare Nutrition 43900649948

    Boost

    Boost Kid Essentials 1.5 Nutritionally Complete Drink 8 oz Carton

    Boost Kid Essentials 1.5 nutritionally complete drink is a calorically dense pediatric formula that delivers more calories in less volume than a standard 1.0 calorie drink.CalciLock® blend of essential nutrients to support healthy bone development This...

    Starting at $63.55
  • Nutren Junior Pediatric Oral Supplement / Tube Feeding Formula Nestle Healthcare Nutrition 9871616063

    Nutren

    Nutren Junior Complete Formula with Fiber 24 Ct

    Package Count: 24. Adequate nutrition is key to a child's growth and development. When a child can't consume adequate calories from regular foods, this whey protein-containing pediatric formula provides complete nutrition to help support nutritional...

    $52.49
  • PediaSure 1.5 Cal Pediatric Oral Supplement / Tube Feeding Formula Abbott Nutrition

    PediaSure

    PediaSure 1.5 Cal Oral & Tube Feeding Formula Vanilla 8 oz Can

    PediaSure 1.5 Cal is a higher caloric density product designed to meet the higher energy requirements of pediatric patients who are at risk for malnutrition, require a higher caloric density, or have fluid restrictions. It provides a source of complete,...

    Starting at $9.56
  • Pedialyte Pediatric Oral Electrolyte Solution Abbott Nutrition

    Pedialyte

    Pedialyte Electrolyte Solution 1 Liter Bottle

    Pedialyte Classic is an advanced rehydration solution specially formulated with an optimal balance of sugar and electrolytes needed to help replenish vital fluids and minerals which, when lost, can lead to dehydration. It can help prevent mild to...

    Starting at $13.91
  • PediaSure Grow & Gain Pediatric Oral Supplement Abbott Nutrition

    PediaSure

    PediaSure Grow & Gain Pediatric Oral Supplement Chocolate 8 oz Bottle

    Shake-like chocolate-flavored therapeutic nutritional drink clinically proven to help children, 2 - 13 years of age, grow.Contains 7 Grams of protein, 25 vitamins and minerals, including antioxidants (vitamins C and E and selenium) to support the immune...

    $83.99
  • PediaSure Peptide 1.0 Cal Pediatric Oral Supplement Abbott Nutrition

    PediaSure

    PediaSure Peptide 1.0 Cal Pediatric Oral Supplement 8 oz Bottle

    PediaSure Peptide 1.0 Cal is a nutritionally complete, peptide-based formula for the nutritional needs of children 1 – 13 years of age with malabsorption, maldigestion, and other gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. For oral or tube feeding.Nutrient blend...

    Starting at $201.99
  • PediaSure Grow & Gain Pediatric Oral Supplement Abbott Nutrition

    PediaSure

    PediaSure Grow & Gain Pediatric Oral Supplement 8 oz Can

    Shake-like therapeutic nutritional drink clinically proven to help children, 2 - 13 years of age, grow.Contains 7 Grams of protein, 25 vitamins and minerals, including antioxidants (vitamins C and E and selenium) to support the immune system, and DHA...

    Starting at $42.99
  • PediaSure Grow & Gain Pediatric Oral Supplement Abbott Nutrition

    PediaSure

    PediaSure Grow & Gain Pediatric Oral Supplement 8 oz Bottle

    Shake-like therapeutic nutritional drink clinically proven to help children, 2 - 13 years of age, grow.Contains 7 Grams of protein, 25 vitamins and minerals, including antioxidants (vitamins C and E and selenium) to support the immune system, and DHA...

    Starting at $53.99
Pediatric Nutritionals

If your child isn't getting enough calories or nutrients — or suffers from "failure to thrive" — the pediatrician may recommend supplementation with pediatric nutritionals. They specially formulate these products to provide the calories and nutrients children need and may otherwise miss.

If you're shopping for pediatric nutrition supplements, pay attention to these factors to help you make your selection.

Types

Pediatric nutritional include electrolyte solutions, which can help boost hydration for short-term illnesses or to help balance electrolytes for a longer duration if needed. There also are shake-like drinks that may come ready-to-consumer or as powdered mixes.

The best pediatric nutritional product for your child may also depend on how you manage feedings. Products are available for oral consumption or to use with enteral feeding, in which formula goes through a tube that goes straight to the stomach. Your child's health care provider or a dietitian can help you understand what type of product you should shop for based on your child's situation.


Nutritional Value

Some children may need different balances of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, fiber, or other nutrients. Or they may just need a boost of certain nutrients rather than a full-meal replacement.

Children also have varying calorie needs or digestive issues. Again, your healthcare provider or dietitian is your best source for information on your child's specific needs.

Dietary Restrictions

If your child has food allergies or sensitivities, or if certain types of ingredients are an issue for any reason, be sure to read labels and product descriptions carefully. Some children can't tolerate gluten, lactose, soy, or sugar. and these products may contain these ingredients.

Palatability

Nutrition for a child, if it's to be taken orally, needs to be something they will consume. Children are notoriously picky about taste and texture. Some children may have sensory processing issues that go beyond pickiness.

Fortunately, pediatric nutritionals are available in kid-friendly flavors, such as vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry. Taste can be an issue even for tube feeding since children may notice a taste if they burp or experience reflux after a feeding.

Convenience

Many customers enjoy the convenience of nutritional drinks that are ready-to-consume, rather than having to hassle with powdered mixes. Conversely, a powdered mix may make it easier for you to store what amounts to many servings in a smaller space. This is a matter of preference.