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Failure to thrive, also known as faltering growth, refers to the situation where there is sub-optimal weight gain or rate of weight gain in young children over time. See also topic B7 from paeds 1.
|Inadequate intake||Inadequate feeding (food unavailability, poor feeding routines, insufficient breast milk, incorrect preparation of formula)|
|Psychosocial deprivation (parental mental health disorder, poor parental-infant interaction)|
|Neglect or child abuse|
|Inadequate retention (chronic vomiting)||GERD|
|Increased requirements||Congenital heart disease|
|Failure to utilise nutrients||Genetic/chromosomal disorders|
|Intrauterine growth restriction|