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Is this normal? Update with info

Anonymous
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My ds is 3. He's 34 pounds and 38 inches.

Is it normal to see his ribs in front and back?

He does have some feeding issues. I thought he looked fine until someone made a comment.

ETA he's tube fed
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 18, 2017 at 5:46 PM
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corticosteroid
by Sapphire Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 5:49 PM

Nope, that's not normal.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 18, 2017 at 5:49 PM
He weighs almost as much as my 8 year old.
Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Mar. 18, 2017 at 5:50 PM
No, that's not normal.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 18, 2017 at 5:50 PM
My son is a moose and I can see his ribs front and back. He's 2, in the 90th percentile and seriously huge.

Bring it up with your pedi if you're concerned. Nothing wrong with asking.
peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Mar. 18, 2017 at 5:51 PM
Your eight yr old weighs 34 lbs??

Quoting Anonymous 2: He weighs almost as much as my 8 year old.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Mar. 18, 2017 at 5:51 PM
Not normal
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 18, 2017 at 5:51 PM
She weighs 40.

Quoting peanutsmommy1: Your eight yr old weighs 34 lbs??

Quoting Anonymous 2: He weighs almost as much as my 8 year old.
LucyMom08
by BS Intolerant on Mar. 18, 2017 at 5:52 PM
Kids are all built differently. What's his growth curve look like?

My almost 7yo is now 39lbs, but we can't see her ribs anymore, yet we know she's drastically underweight. I always had ribs showing even though I've always been a healthy weight. It's different for everyone.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Mar. 18, 2017 at 5:52 PM
Wow. That seems extremely thin.

Quoting Anonymous 2: She weighs 40.

Quoting peanutsmommy1: Your eight yr old weighs 34 lbs??

Quoting Anonymous 2: He weighs almost as much as my 8 year old.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Mar. 18, 2017 at 5:55 PM
My daughter is 43 inches and 38 pounds. I can see her ribs as well. She's a normal weight. Sounds like your child is as well. But if you're concerned you can always Google his weight and height or talk to your doctor. Just make sure if you Google his weight and height you do a pediatric weight and height measurement.
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