That is the number of calories my 19-month-old kiddo is supposed to eat a day. Granted this is to "catch up" her weight gain, but seriously? I eat about that many calories in a day and I"m a grown human adult! It's kind of ridiculous.
Anyhoo. We saw the dietician yesterday, which is where I got this ridiculous number BTW, and she was completely unhelpful. She told me absolutely no new information on how to get monster to gain weight, other than she needed this certain number of calories and this much protein. Those of you out there with kids know that you can't make a kid eat if they don't want to, especially if you're trying to get them to eat more than they're used to. How am I supposed to get this many calories into a kiddo?? Especially since I'm not going to force feed her or "teach her that food is for comfort." excuse me, what? The only real information I got out of the dietician was whole milk, regular butter, full fat cheese and yogurt, fatty hamburger/meat, and expose her to a variety of seasonings and foods. Yeah, um, I already knew all these things... so what a waste of time.
PS. Now I'm going to have to try to cook 2 meals, 1 normal meal/healthy meal for me and JT, and then another meal full of fat and calories for monster, when half the time I don't even want to make just the one meal. AUGH! Not to mention the cost of my groceries just skyrocketed by having to buy 2 kinds of milk/cheese/butter, etc.