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    5 year daughter complaining of tummy aches on a daily basis
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    An_265249 posted:
    my 5 year old daughter is complaining of tummy aches on a daily basis for the past month. I'm worried she's just seeking attention due to a new baby being in the house now, but do not want to discredit her pains just yet. Anyone else have these issues? Is it really attention seeking, or is there more to these tummy aches and should I get her checked out ASAP?
     
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    momuv4girls responded:
    Well, if she is getting good and having regular bowel movements, I'd be inclined to wait a bit longer.

    Is there any pattern to them? Like before she goes off to school, or when she gets home?

    If it would make you feel better, you could take her to the pedi and discuss what has been going on.
    Some children are just more sensitive and maybe the new baby is making her feel anxious.....like, will my parents still love me now that there is a new baby?
    Of course children can't verbalize that, but they come out in symptoms like a stomach ache or behaviors.

    You know your daughter best, so don't discount your mommy instinct.

    Take care,
    -Kathleen


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