A 42-year-old member asked:

Hello doctors, what does it mean when you guys say "failure to thrive"?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Relative issue: Every newborn is expected to follow a set of predicted milestones for weight gain, motor development and skill acquisition. Those that fail to meet these milestones are labeled "failure to thrive" and investigated for their potential causes. These can include nutritional deficiency, unrecognized disease, and others.
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