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Failure To Thrive

Failure To Thrive: Introduction

Failure to thrive (FTT) refers to a baby or child that is not developing as well as desired. The first question when considering FTT is whether there is actually anything wrong. Slowed weight gain (but not weight loss) in an infant could be part of the normal growth curve for this individual infant, or could merely indicate minor changes such as a more active baby. On the other hand, failure to thrive can have serious causes, and it is prudent to monitor weight, height, and other statistics. If there is something wrong, then it can range from minor breastfeeding pattern problems, to extremely serious metabolic and major organ disorders. ...more »

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Causes of Failure To Thrive

  • Feeding problem
    • Inadequate nutrition
    • Poor breast milk quality
    • Inadequate breast milk supply
    • Increased baby activity - as a baby grows, he/she becomes more active, and will burn more calories from crawling and other activities.
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A condition in which an infant or child's weight gain and growth are far below usual levels for age. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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