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That’s interesting, artgor. He laid off with the peanut butter like two days ago or so, and amazingly he looks far healthier than he did before he went on his little pb spree. He’s got little bumps on his arms, whatever they’re called now, and they’ve been much less prominent when I last checked yesterday.

As with refeeding in general, it’s possible to experience some adverse effects even when the new regimen is ‘good’ for you, correct? He says that whenever he gets a craving for peanut butter, it generally disappears after a certain, not too long, period of time.

No, almond butter apparently doesn’t do it for him, quote ‘but peanut butter is just.. so good’. :)

We get the butter freshly ground at the coop. Is there a way to ensure we get absolutely fresh peanuts?

No, for sure it isn’t an allergy. My youngest has had an allergic reaction to it, so I know how that looks like.

Not sure if he’s getting enough fat or not. He’s averse to butter and visible chunks of fat attached to meat, but has been eating full-fat yogurt regularly as of late. He frequently eats sausage and ground meat dishes, so he’s probably getting enough from that. His main source of calories is from white rice and wheat, which he eats in astronomical proportions. Pretty big on protein too.

He’s going through some serious growth spurts; his grandma was shocked to see him over Thanksgiving though she had seen him only two months before that, and his cousin who’s the same age eyed him from the chest and up when they greeted each other, not sure who this new person was! Even I am actually seeing him grow. He’s also battled whooping cough, which has been lengthy though not serious, and is still having coughing fits several months later (which is supposed to be normal), likely leaving him a bit depleted.

He seems to have a pretty healthy gut functioning. Never complains of stomach issues, and is very regular.

He struggled with frequent hunger while he went to school for three years before I started homeschooling him last year again. I think it’s taking some time for him to start acting on his hunger signals, understanding that he can actually do something about it now that school staff doesn’t dictate when and what he can eat. He was pretty bad that last year, when school days got longer and he’d go hungry for hours at a time.