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is this anything to worry about?

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missmapp Sun 21-Oct-12 18:23:23

A bit of background.....Ds2 is ( just 5) is small for his age, but is not a skinny rib - unlike his older brother. He has noonans syndrome, which can lead to smaller stature. Anyhow.. recently I have noticed his trousers are falling down , a lot , so he has obviously lost weight. he hasnt grown in height, and I havn't noticed him eating less. He has just started school, but has school dinners as he did in his nursery ( it was attached to the school, so he ate the same dinners) .

So, my question is, should I worry about his weight loss, or just keep an eye on it. He has a minor heart condition, so I am always a bit more aware with his health, but dont know what the rational response is to this.

Thank you

blondefriend Sun 21-Oct-12 21:23:08

I would mention it to your specialist. GI problems can go hand in hand with Noonan's and it may be a digestive issue. However it could also be that he's burning off a lot more calories now running about at school with PE classes etc. Try slipping in some extra calories such as butter mixed into mashed potato etc.

missmapp Mon 22-Oct-12 18:08:40

Thanks, blondefriend, I didn't know that about GI issues. Will try to add extra calories, keep an eye and mention it at our next appt. Thank you

moleskin Tue 23-Oct-12 12:10:11

Also school dinners aren't exactly great with regards to decent portion sizes. My dd comes home starving if she has a school dinner. May be worth considering doing him packed lunch a few times a week so you can load it up with stuff that will help maintain his weight.

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