Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
five year old lost weight
avatar
An_248678 posted:
anyone have a child that started kindergarten this year and lost weight?
Reply
 
avatar
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


Spotlight: Member Stories

I'm a Mom of two adorable munchkins. Crystal, 9-15-06, and Aiden, 5-12-10. My DH, Chad, is the light of my life, and helps try to keep me sane. :D...More

Helpful Tips

If you don't vaccinate your child due to fears of autism, read this:
If you don't vaccinate your child due to fears of autism, read this: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2011/01/05/autism-vaccine.html I ... More
Was this Helpful?
14 of 22 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.