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#1 of 3 Old 05-01-2014, 09:23 PM - Thread Starter
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My 18 month old burns a lot of energy, and so she is very light for her age. The doctor told us to get as much protein into her as possible. She is a picky eater, so it is hard to do that. It was suggested that we could add Whey powder to her banana smoothy that she likes, and that will add protein.


Is this OK to do with a 18 month old? I thought Whey powder was for bodybuilders?

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I, personally, don't think it's necessary, but if she isn't eating a lot a scoop of protein powder in a smoothie probably wouldn't hurt. But there is protein in just about every food, and you don't want to overload her with it. According to one site, a 29  lb toddler needs about 16 grams of protein a day.  Dr. Sears recommends about 10% of calories or here is a chart: http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-eating/family-nutrition/proteins/how-much-protein-do-i-need-daily

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Thanks Viola,

That is very helpful, I have a target now of 16 grams. I might put a teaspoon in a smoothy once in a while, but I think I can get 16 grams in with regular food.

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