my son is in 1st grade and he has gained 15 pounds since december he is 120 pounds and I am beside myselfAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:54 PM on Mar. 8, 2011 in Kids' Health
gosh have you had his thyroid checked? I would take him to the doctor
Answer by Lynette at 7:55 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
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Answer by jennna at 1:21 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
see that description of a typical day doesn't fit with his current weight at all. Get him to the doc. My cousin was getting a lot of harassment over her DD being 4 and being so overweight. Everyone blamed her. My mom does daycare and watched her for awhile and noticed that the child ate like a bird. My mom asked her if the doc had tested the child's thyroid and she said no, that they said it wasn't possible for her to have that issue. My mom told her to push for the test. My mom was right her thyroid was so under active, the numbers very low. Sometimes you have to push for answers. Keep a food diary on him and take it with to the doc. Make them run tests. If they don't find anything then they may send you to a nutritionist. good luck!
BTW school lunches are generally unhealthy, help him pack a lunch. Cook w/ him at night. It'll get him to try new things, if he makes it.
Answer by Lynette at 11:32 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
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