Having trouble with muscle tone building.. What could it be?

Emily Jordan - posted on 01/31/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Kennedy is having a hard time gaining muscle tone in her arms and legs, they are still the size of them when she was 1.. Her doctor isn't concerned because she's good weight 29 lbs? but she will be 3 in June and i think she should be healthier looking then that.. Any answers i've looked it up on ask &, google and they said something about duchenne muscle dystrophy.. It's scaring me; HELP!!!

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Brittney - posted on 01/31/2013

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She could just have small arms. My wrists are 2 inches across, I get it from my mom. My DD has small arms and small legs and she is 2 years old. I would just make sure she is getting enough protein in her diet. 16 grams a day for the average 30 pound 3 year old. here's a table: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups...

In general, 1 ounce of meat, poultry or fish, ¼ cup cooked beans, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, or ½ ounce of nuts or seeds can be considered as 1 ounce equivalent from the Protein Foods Group.

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Emily Jordan - posted on 01/31/2013

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Thank you brittney perkins- I make sure she eats good and doesn't snack but I used google and they say google can be the death of you because the information could really be scary and not useful.. I don't know what to think, Thanks for helping though.. I'll follow up with her pediatrician and see what he says, but she may just have small arms and legs.. it just worries me because her brother looks healthier then her, I only breastfed him 2 months but his fat still hasn't worn off, I just don't know. :/

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