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My son is 6 and very skinny all he wants to do is eat when he eats its a lot example the other morning he ate 4 biscuits with gravey and then he said he was full a few hours latter he was hungry again

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katee_bear

Asked by katee_bear at 6:40 PM on Mar. 6, 2013 in Kids' Health

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  • And?
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:42 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • More than likely it's a growth spurt
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:42 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • What's the question?

    If he's been checked out by your pediatrician and given a clean bill of health, it's likely that he's just going through a high growth period where his body is using a lot of energy. I would cut back on the fatty foods like biscuits and gravy and substitute with good healthy proteins (chicken, beans, tofu, etc) and fats so that he has the best available energy sources.
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 6:43 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • Growth spurt.
    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:44 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • In between meals give him some fruit.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 6:45 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • wait until he's a teen..or pre-teen even
    mine is 16 and the amount of food he can eat/ and how often is absolutely disgusting
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 6:58 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • Sounds normal to me. At my house you get 1/2 serving seconds of meat and bread/starch and all the fruits and veggies you want. Saves me money since veggies and fruit are cheap and keeps him filling up on good calories and fiber carbohydrate loaded starches.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:09 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • Probably a growth spurt, but try to feed him healthier snacks.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 7:18 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • ok....
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 7:22 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • Yes, humans require food every few hours.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 7:25 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

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