Poor Weight Gain
Also known as 'failure to thrive', poor weight gain in children is a serious problem. Most kids steadily gain weight and grow quickly within the first few years of life. But in some cases, kids don't meet these expected standards of growth. When this happens, it's called "failure to thrive."
Doctors say children "fail to thrive" when they don't gain weight as expected. Often, these kids also have poor linear (height) growth.
Many things can cause failure to thrive, including illnesses and eating problems. Once doctors find the cause of the problem, they can work with families to help get a child back into a healthy growth pattern. (kidhealth.org)
If your child is not meeting their height or weight milestones, please contact me today for a consultation. You should do this as soon as possible so the problem does not persist.