Re: Age to start health drink for kids?
I think the pediasure reco is for 2 to 6 years and I think this has something to do with WHO recommendation that no milk substitutes be marketed for children below the age of two - WHO recommends that the child be breastfed for at least two years till as long as both mother and child desire, so targetting that population for milk substitutes/health drinks is banned in India under the Infant Milk Substitutes Act.
But, if you have reasons to believe your child is undernourished go ahead and give pediasure. But I dont think it will help with micronutrient deficiencies - food is the best way of dealing with that! Hope that helps.
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