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    five year old lost weight
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    An_248678 posted:
    anyone have a child that started kindergarten this year and lost weight?
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    My 7 year old started 2nd grade in August and my 4 year old started a new Pre-K program. They are both getting taller and I haven't noticed any change in eating habits or weight.

    I strongly urge you to call your pediatrician. Unexplained weight loss could be an indicator of a variety of health issues.

    Does your child eat lunch at the school or bring a lunch packed from home? There might be something there to explore but a doctor's appointment should be your priority.

    Please come back and let us know what you discover!

    Haylen


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