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    Alexsmom, that sounds difficult. Do you have to try make meals energy dense so he will get more in for the amount that he will eat?
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    More dense and more protein and fat. Ive had no problem gaining weight off it!
    (Daily protein bars and two protein snacks a day is what we aim for in addition to three regular meals. We are supposed to do an afternoon snack too, but nobody is hungry for dinner if they snack.)

    But I worry what sort of food issues Im causing by all the pressure to eat. My thinking is.... better some pressure now than body stress and stunting growth.
    Then will I be the mother in law nagging her grandkids about eating? :0
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    I think some people just are not weight gainers. I had a friend at university who played high level rugby and was always struggling to be heavy enough. He had to also have protein shakes all the time, ate multiple eggs per day, etc., and still he struggled to gain weight.

    Re. becoming the 'mother in law', funny, I always think I should keep myself a list of things to 'not do when I am old' (from things that annoy me now from parents/in laws) because otherwise I just know that it would be so easy to do.
    New Zealand-based. DD 11 (year 6 [NZ system]) homeschooled, and DD 6 (year 1 [NZ system]) who is currently trying out public school.

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    Re: Things not to do - yes this, lol! First one for me would be don't become computer helpless.
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    I hate catching myself doing things I was determined not to do.
    I hated when my mom said “dont look out your sister’s window” (in the car).
    Now I see it was just an attempt to have some peace in the car.
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    AM- we have very similar issues with DD since she was little. She was allergic to milk as a toddler - broke out in hives where the yogurt touched her face. Thankfully she outgrew the major allergy, so I don't have to worry about carrying epi pens, but she is still sensitive to dairy. I find the more dairy she eats, the less she than eats. It seems to irritate her throat and then makes her not want to eat and then the more she doesn't eat then the more she doesn't eat. Vicious cycle. We saw nutritionist and her recommendation was smoothies. We put coconut ice cream, soy milk, a banana and vegan protein powder in it. It had over 500 calories, but it really made a huge difference for her eating the rest of the day and she finally put on a bit of weight and grew. We aren't doing them anymore, she got tired of them, now we usually make sure she takes her zyrtec and prevacid when she stops eating and now she is obsessed with rice krispies and soy milk. We still have issues with eating though.
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    I make a smoothie that sounds similar - handful of cashews, a banana, coconut milk, and some shredded coconut. It tastes like a sonic coconut cream pie shake - delicious. I have no idea how many calories are in it - I prefer my ignorance on that one . I'm sure you could add a spoonful of coconut oil, hemp seeds, or protein powder to really put it up there.
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    Glad to be getting back into our routine since we ended up taking more of a break than I had intended this summer. Our extracurriculars start up next week so we'll be in full swing!

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