Health Tip: Causes of Failure to Thrive in Babies

By on November 8, 2011

“Failure to thrive” occurs among infants who don’t grow and gain weight as quickly as they should.

The Nemours Foundation mentions these possible causes of failure to thrive:

  • Parents aren’t feeding babies enough food or frequently enough.
  • Medical conditions such as GERD, celiac disease or cystic fibrosis.
  • A physical abnormality such as a cleft lip that makes it difficult for a child to eat.
  • A medical condition, such as a cardiac, respiratory or endocrine disorder.
  • A milk protein intolerance.
  • An infection.
  • A metabolic disorder that affects how a baby breaks down and processes food.

Source: HealthDay

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