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Is protein powder safe for toddlers?

The use of protein powder in toddlers is not commonly recommended. Toddlers typically receive sufficient amounts of protein from their diet, and it is important for them to receive a balanced diet that includes a variety of foods, including protein-rich foods such as meats, dairy products, eggs, and legumes.

In fact, supplementing protein intake in children may provide them with too much which is hard on your child's kidneys and liver. It can also cause problems with calcium absorption. Introducing protein powder into a toddler's diet could displace other important nutrients and disrupt their overall dietary balance. It is also important to keep in mind that protein powders are not regulated in the same way as infant formula, and some protein powders may contain harmful ingredients or contaminants.

If you are concerned about your toddler's protein intake, it is best to consult with a pediatrician or registered dietitian for personalized recommendations.

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