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Protein powder... Not for me.

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:59 AM
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I was wondering if you could give protein powder to an 8 yr old to help them gain weight? My ds is super skinny, it's a combo of him being naturally skinny and the medicine he is on and I am worried he is to skinny (57lbs at 8). Anyone know?

by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:59 AM
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saraface5383
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:00 AM
I dont. but heres a bump :)
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jendawn1
by Ruby Member on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:24 AM
Does he eat meats, dairy and nuts? If so there really isn't a need for portein power. Why not try healthy fats first. Such as avocodos, whole milk , yogurts , cheese, peanut butter.
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jendawn1
by Ruby Member on Mar. 4, 2012 at 1:25 AM
Also is your doctor worried about his weight?
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musicpisces
by Suzanne on Mar. 4, 2012 at 3:21 AM

I totally agree.  I would definitely get a doctor or nutritionist's advice on this one, before giving protein powder.  You can do smoothies to get some extra calories in, too, but ask a doc about the protein powder before adding it.

Quoting jendawn1:

Does he eat meats, dairy and nuts? If so there really isn't a need for portein power. Why not try healthy fats first. Such as avocodos, whole milk , yogurts , cheese, peanut butter.


Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

AlliJadesmama
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 3:43 AM
Maybe give him pediasure.
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Mar. 4, 2012 at 5:42 AM

I agree...talk to his doctor!

Quoting musicpisces:

I totally agree.  I would definitely get a doctor or nutritionist's advice on this one, before giving protein powder.  You can do smoothies to get some extra calories in, too, but ask a doc about the protein powder before adding it.

Quoting jendawn1:

Does he eat meats, dairy and nuts? If so there really isn't a need for portein power. Why not try healthy fats first. Such as avocodos, whole milk , yogurts , cheese, peanut butter.



darbyakeep45
by Darby on Mar. 4, 2012 at 5:42 AM

This is a good idea too...my son gets Pediasure through his g-tube for added nutrition.

Quoting AlliJadesmama:

Maybe give him pediasure.


Hunnybadgerkins
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 6:41 AM

 Protein powder (whey) wont really help gain weight and I wouldnt give it to my kids. Many of the labels have warnings.

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