How is failure to thrive defined?
Failure to thrive doesn't have a single definition. Failure to thrive is suspected if the child's weight, length and/or head circumference are at the extreme low end of the standard growth figures for their age, or if the child is growing very slowly or not at all.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 20 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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