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Is it bad if you can see a toddler's back ribs when they are breathing?

When my daughter lays on her side or belly, I can see her ribs on her back when she breaths. Is that bad?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:39 PM on Feb. 19, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • My daughter is three and very tall and skiny I can see her ribs too but her doctor says she is perfectly healthy, her calories just go to getting taller istead of making them have more meat on there bones, I can see her whole shoulder blade when her dad picks her up by hert hands, I spent a long time thinking she was to skinny, now I worry more if shes happy or not, so dont stress, if your really worried talk to her pedeatricion. Chear up!

    Answer by deliriousmommy at 3:30 PM on Feb. 23, 2009

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