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why is my child starting to get skinny? how much weight loss is considered abnormal weight loss?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Weight loss: Is your child actually losing weight or are they getting taller/leaner? As kids grow they tend to lean up if they have an active life style and have a nutritious balanced diet. They are actually still gaining weight, albeit more slowly than they are gaining height so the effect makes them "skinnier". Unintentional weight loss is never considered normal, so if they are truly losing weight see peds.
Answered on May 16, 2016

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