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Small head circumference and low weight percentile mean failure to thrive?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Depends

By definition, at least 3% of the normal population will grow along the smallest portion of the regular growth scales.
Consistent growth along that or any percentile is not necessarily a failure to thrive. However;infants starting at the 25% & moving down to the 10% months later & heading toward the 5% in such measurements would be considered ftt because if the drop in growth rate.

In brief: Depends

By definition, at least 3% of the normal population will grow along the smallest portion of the regular growth scales.
Consistent growth along that or any percentile is not necessarily a failure to thrive. However;infants starting at the 25% & moving down to the 10% months later & heading toward the 5% in such measurements would be considered ftt because if the drop in growth rate.
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