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6 year old won't eat


Posted by Candy on May 28, 1999 at 06:20:30
My 6 year old has recently stopped eating.  She will take a bites and then say she is full.  It started in August and has progressively gotten worse.  She has went from 60 pounds to 45 pounds.  When she is asked to eat she becomes very aggitated and at times aggressive with her 2 year old sister.  She has had stomach flu, strep throat, and countless colds.  She is pale and listless.  Her ribs are even protruding.  I was wondering if this could turn into anorexia or if it is a sign of some horrible illness.

Posted by HVM Ph.D. - KDK on June 01, 1999 at 13:23:45
Dear Candy,
Your daughter has experienced a dramatic (25%) weight loss over the past nine months. There could be any number of reasons for this. The responsible thing to do now is to get her to her pediatrician right away.



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