Faltering growth: signs, symptoms and guidance on improving care
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Faltering growth: signs, symptoms and guidance on improving care

Erin Dean Health writer

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Faltering growth refers to a slower rate of weight gain in childhood than expected for their age and sex. Concerns about faltering growth may be raised by healthcare professionals or parents about a child they feel is not feeding or eating, not growing as expected or is thin or seems unwell. Faltering growth in early childhood may be associated with persistent problems with appetite and feeding.

Nursing Children and Young People. 33, 1, 6-6. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.33.1.6.s2

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