How is failure to thrive diagnosed?
A doctor or healthcare professional will examine the child and measure the child's height, weight and head circumference and compare the results to standard growth charts. Then they will compile a detailed history and an account of the child's and the family's eating patterns. Further testing may be required if the doctor suspects an underlying medical condition is causing the child's failure to thrive.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 20 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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