My daughter is very thin – stick thin. Thoughts on what I can give her to fatten her up? I know part of this is probably genetic as I was very thin too. But I’d like her to have some meat on her bones – I’m concerned she could get roughed up playing in sports. Preferably something healthy, that would put some weight on the kid
Did you ask your doctor?
Our doctor sent us to a specialist for the boy, since he wasn’t as tall as he should be (5-10% of average). They put him on a high-protein diet. (Basically, they said to ALWAYS offer him protein, and offer it first.) Last time they measured, he was up to the 35% range or so….
I suppose its worth noting that her body may just refuse to gain weight. That happened with my brother, he is and has always been very skiny. When he was a kid that worried my parents (specially because he also was a bit amnesic) and so they, under the recommendation of a doctor, put him on a high-protein diet and even went as far as to let him eat as much sweets as he wanted (he loves sweets) for a month but despite that he gained no weight whatsoever. In adulthood he also tried to gain weight again with protein supplements but… once again, no results =)