From Crystal, Child's Age 8 - 10/30/01 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My son is 8 and his losing weight. We have been watching his food intake for over a year now and he is doing very well. He still has a long way to go though. What is the rate that children should loose wieght?? I don't want to be cutting to much!!
Reply from Sue, Child's Age 12 - 11/04/01  - IP#:
You should really get advice from a doctor on this. Hard to say without knowing his original weight and goal weight. But purely guessing I would say that no more than a pound a week. A steady loss is definitely the best way and more likely to stay off than a drastic starvation diet.