I'm not sure if it's any different. I used to give Jules MCT oil when she was younger, in an effort to get some fats into her, and I know bodybuilders use that as well. So it could probably be interchangable - if you don't work out and take those supplements, then you'll just gain weight. Maybe? lol
Failure to thrive means, not gaining weight or growing properly - sometimes there's a reason behind it (Netherton's needs about double the calories an average person would need), and sometimes not (some people just follow their own growth curve). For instance, Jules was like, 7lbs at 8 months old. That's obviously below the normal weight range for that age, and she wasn't gaining weight properly (infants usually gain like, a pound/month or something).
Oh, and on the looking your age thing - lol, that happens to me, too. I'm 22, and I look like I'm 15, no joke. It's a given that I'll get carded if I buy alcohol or something; my younger sister on the other hand, looks like she's 25, and she's in reality 20 lol I don't know if it's because I'm sort of a small person (I'm about 5'2" and 95-100lbs), or if it's b/c I have freckles and it makes me look like a kid lol
[This message has been edited by CShell (edited March 22, 2007).]
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