How many ensure drinks should I drink a day?

My dr told me I need to drink ensure drinks since I’m not gaining weight. I’m 20 weeks and gained 3oz. It might be a dumb question, but I didn’t think to ask. How many ensure drinks am I supposed to drink? One a day? Two a day?


Probably til you see weight gain?

I would def ask your doctor. But I’ve been told not to over do it because it can take a toll on your kidneys

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Actually it’s perfectly normal to not gain weight during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. After the 20th week it’s likely that you’ll gain about a pound a week from here on out. Stick to a normal healthy diet and maybe add one ensure per day.


Snickers chocolate bars

I had to see a nutritionist for the exact same reason. The only thing that even remotely helped me was to eat peanut butter. 3 peanut butter sandwiches a day will help you tremendously.

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Bagels every morning

I have been drinking one of these a day! They have extra calories in them! I would just ask the doctor for sure !

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I would be asking a nutritionist and not the Internet for this. I’m surprised your doctor didn’t put in for a referral for one automatically.

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I’d actually go see a dietician. Sometimes doctors are behind in prenatal nutrition. In my last pregnancy, by the time I was 20 weeks I had lost 20 lbs due to morning sickness


Protein and carbs along with Ensure will help

I drank 2 a day with my 3rd. She was a surprise pregnancy as in, congratulations, you’re 23 weeks along and can’t have that emergency surgery on your leg, kind of surprise. I still weighed my normal 110 pounds at that point so was told to do the drinks, two a day, and still only was 115 by the end of the pregnancy. Not gaining weight, for some pregnancies, is perfectly normal. Don’t freak out.


When I had bad morning sickness I was also told to drink ensure. I drank between 2-3 a day if possible because they are around 250 calories each for the ensure original! My doctor told me no more then 3 though!

Make milkshakes with the Ensure instead of milk.


This is not a question for the internet. Its a question for your doctor. Im gonna guess and say 1- 1 million.


Check it out first x

Thats weird to me. My first i didnt gain anything. With my second I lost 15 lbs in the first few months and didnt gain it back. I did NOT have morning sickness or anything with either one.

I would say depends how well you eat. If your eating well i would just do one. If you dont eat well and skip meals i would increase. You also dont want to be gaining a bunch of weight either.

They are full of sugar, so be mindful of that.

I’m probably the odd one out here… I lost weight with all of pregnancies. 15, 20, and 50lbs. Same high risk, neo-natal specialist for all 3. He was never worried about MY weight as long as BABY’S weight was on track. I’d call and get a second opinion from your primary care doctor or a nutritionalist, personally.