Ok so i am new here, I was looking for a forum that i could ask this question without everyone yelling "give her some meat and she'll be just fine"...So the thing is that i have a four year old daughter. I adopted her here in Taiwan (i live in Taiwan) she has been vegan since she was 1. She use to be way under the 3%, for weight, as she is allergic to cows milk (thus formula) and at the orphanage they didn't want to change her due to expense. I met her when she was 3 months and argued with them for over a month before they changed her to hydrolysis formula...anyway by that point she hated the bottle and they didn't have time to encourage or help her. So when she came to live with me full time (at 1) she ate food more than the formula. By 1 and a half she gone up to the 3%, by 3 she was almost at 5 and that's where she stays. Her height as almost always been at the 50%.
So the point is that my kid has been eating SO much for along time, over 6 months. she eats about as much as i do if not more. she is often hungry an hour after eating. Now, i am super careful what i feed her, in the respect that i give her two or more sources of protein in her meal. i include hemp seeds in one meal a day (would do more but i can't buy them here and thus i only get it when i go home). I fed her complex carbs and try to give her fatty foods like avocado ect. i also try to give her puddings and stuff but she hates sweet food...strange right but true. she chooses broccoli over chocolate cake...and i really don't!
She's active...to say the least, but really even with that i worry there is something else. I am thinking of taking her to the doctors but am a little scared to due to them being critical of a vegan diet. Living here has one major disadvantage there is no vegan cheese and she love that. i get it from time to time but not often. Is there any thing else that i could feed her?
any dietitians out there that could give me some input?
thanks in advance.