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hungry Jun 9, 2006 01:28 PM

similar to the parent in the toddler-related post below from yesterday, i have a 20-month old girl, who, tho not losing weight, has always been way below the charts for size and weight.

size-wise, i was the same at that age, and my wife and i are short, so we're not overly concerned, but we would like to see her gain weight. she does eat quite a bit, and we've for a long time been doing the "add butter/whole milk/..." to it routine. so, my guess is that my daughter, like me, has a fast metabolism.

my question is -- is adding all of these fatty foods as bad (heartwise) for her as it is good (weightwise)? i, and several blood relatives, have genetically high cholesterol. should i be trying to bulk my daughter up with high-cal, low-fat foods, and if so what foods would you recommend?

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  1. The Chowhound Team RE: hungry Jun 9, 2006 01:43 PM

    Hi-

    Since your query is really not about cooking, but health and nutrition, please repost it on the Not About Food board and help us keep the discussion on this board narrowly focussed on recipes, cooking techniques and equipment.

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