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Dr. Warren Foster
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Slow Weight Gain (Overview)

Slow weight gain, or "failure to thrive," is a condition where a child does not gain weight as would normally be expected.


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Correction 8mth old 15 1/2lbs 2ft1/2 inches head cirm is 45cent. Am i overreacting to his weight size at 8mths? Great eater but slow weight gain

Correction 8mth old 15 1/2lbs 2ft1/2 inches head cirm is 45cent. Am i overreacting to his weight size at 8mths? Great eater but slow weight gain

Growth curves: Both the weight and length are less than the 1% as measured. It really depends on: was he premature? If so, how early and what were his birth wt and length? If he has demonstrated go growth from birth, then be reassured. However, if he's falling "off" his curves then we need to sort out why. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
17 doctors shared insights

Slow Weight Gain (Overview)

Slow weight gain, or "failure to thrive," is a condition where a child does not gain weight as would normally be expected.


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How to get rid of water weight gain?

How to get rid of water weight gain?

Depends on cause: Usually with sodium restriction and water pills . It's important to investigate why you have water retention and make sure it's not heart failure or some thing serious ...Read more

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Dining Out (Tip)

Dining Out

If you eat slower, you will not only enjoy the food, but also eat less and not gain weight as much. ...See more

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3 yo son has been failure to thrive since he was 1..Many test done..All normal..Hes 25lbs slow weight gain.. Wat could b wrong?

3 yo son has been failure to thrive since he was 1..Many test done..All normal..Hes 25lbs slow weight gain.. Wat could b wrong?

FAILURE TO THRIVE: He has to be watched carefully while growing up. Regular peds. Checkup including food monitoring, lots of love, pampering so he knows he is vip. Dx work up neg. These are all that are needed. He will catch up in growth and development. ...Read more

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Correction 8mth old 15 1/2lbs 2ft1/2 inches head cirm is 45cent. Am i overreacting to his weight size at 8mths? Great eater but slow weight gain

Growth curves: Both the weight and length are less than the 1% as measured. It really depends on: was he premature? If so, how early and what were his birth wt and length? If he has demonstrated go growth from birth, then be reassured. However, if he's falling "off" his curves then we need to sort out why. ...Read more

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Dining Out (Tip)

Dining Out

Avoid buffets if trying to lose weight. ...See more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
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Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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Is it safe to slow weight gain during pregnancy?

Is it safe to slow weight gain during pregnancy?

Depends: On how you do it. If your diet is good you do not need to worry about weight. On no account should you use a pill! ...Read more

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Is rapid weight gain or slow weight gain better for Anorexic recovery? Current BMI at 17.7. Had BMI of 15 around early March...

Slow and steady: It sounds like you are making good progress. Slow weight gain will not tax your body and is more likely,to become a healthy way,of,eating. Rapid weight gain is more likely to overly tax your,body,which can be dangerous. Manage your exercise as well. Keep it moderate if you have been exercising. It is important to be followed by your doc, a nutritionist, and,therapist during,this process. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more