Failure To Thrive
Your child may be diagnosed with failure to thrive if he or she falls below a healthy weight and shows signs of emotional underdevelopment. Typically, failure to thrive is discovered during a child’s infant years. Ideal weight is determined by comparing your child’s weight, age, and gender to national averages. Children who fail to...
Failure to thrive (FTT), more recently known as faltering weight or weight faltering,
is a term used in pediatric, adult as well as veterinary medicine (where it is ...
Most kids follow growth patterns that are normal, but others have ”failure to thrive”
– they fail to gain weight as expected and have poor height growth.
Failure to thrive may be caused by medical problems or factors in the child's
environment, such as abuse or neglect. There are many medical causes of failure
It is normal for babies to lose weight in the hospital. Different than slow weight gain , failure
, or FTT, is a much more daunting diagnosis -- the word "slow" changes over to "poor" -- and it is very scary for parents to hear. However, The American Academy... More »
Children are diagnosed with failure to thrive when their weight or rate of weight
gain is significantly below that of other children of similar age and gender. Infants
Nov 4, 2015 ... Although the discussion of pediatric growth failure can be traced back over a
century in the medical literature, the term failure to thrive (FTT) has ...
Apr 24, 2014 ... Failure to thrive (FTT) is both a descriptive term for various entities and a
diagnosis. It is defined as a significant interruption in the expected rate ...
Learn about Failure to Thrive (FTT) symptoms, diagnosis and treatment in the
Merck Manual. HCP and Vet versions too!
Jul 25, 2012 ... Your child may be diagnosed with failure to thrive if he or she falls below a
healthy weight and shows signs of emotional underdevelopment.