Jannelle - posted on 11/22/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
EDIT: I'm out of ideas on what to do for him. If this is normal someone please please tell me. He is eating all of the food in the house and we cannot keep up with him. I use to buy lunchables until I realized that he could go through 4 a day, plus other snacks, and then dinner. I just need to know if this is normal and will it pass or does my son really have a genetic problem.
Does anyone have a child with a myostatin deficiency or even heard of it? I never thought there was anything unusual about my son until he started opening up the fridge by himself a few months ago and eating everything. I've googled strength, high metabolism, and active and there was only one thing that showed up on the search that made any sense. My son is 2 years old weighs 30 pounds and is 3 feet tall. He has only gained 3 pounds in the past 4 months. He has very little body fat on him and when he is active you can see his muscles flexing...I did not know a 2 year old could have trap muscles.
My husband and I mentioned our concern to the pediatrician, who had to bring in a second doctor because when we said myostatin she said, "Huh...how do you spell that?" They were more concerned with how much we said he eats than anything else. They wanted us to film him eating his meals which is not possible at this time for us. We've decided to just feed him whatever he wants for now.
I'm wondering how old are your boys, how much do they eat and what type of physical activities do they do. Mine decided that the stand up cabinet door needed to come off the hinges because he couldnt get the baby lock off...and picking up a full gallon of milk and carrying to the table is easy. Is this normal?