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Should you give protein supplements for a child that does not eat meat?

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
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In brief: Maybe not

If they get protein from other sources such as milk, beans, tofu, yogurt, cheese, eggs, nuts etc.
Then it is not necessary. Some children don't care for meat, but they can get their protein intake from other sources. A 44 pound (20kg) child truly only needs 20 grams of protein per day (about 1 gram per kg per day). You can check online nutrition websites for protein content of foods.

In brief: Maybe not

If they get protein from other sources such as milk, beans, tofu, yogurt, cheese, eggs, nuts etc.
Then it is not necessary. Some children don't care for meat, but they can get their protein intake from other sources. A 44 pound (20kg) child truly only needs 20 grams of protein per day (about 1 gram per kg per day). You can check online nutrition websites for protein content of foods.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Amino acids

Need Amino Acids which is breakdown products of protein for body.
A simple thing is to give peanut butter 1/2 tsp or almond butter will supplement protein needs.

In brief: Amino acids

Need Amino Acids which is breakdown products of protein for body.
A simple thing is to give peanut butter 1/2 tsp or almond butter will supplement protein needs.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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