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Failure to thrive

Anonymous
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I have never heard this term before I came on here.
Just curious if doctors actually use it?
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 31, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 31, 2013 at 11:50 PM
Yes drs use that term, I have heard it when babies are not growing and gaining weight properly
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jul. 31, 2013 at 11:51 PM
When children are not growing and/ or meeting milestones properly.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jul. 31, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Absolutely. Doctors use this term. Google it.

donnag013
by Platinum Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 11:53 PM

And have for a long time. My adoted son was a FTT, among other things

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jul. 31, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Yes, my daughter was diagnosed with FTT, she was a preemie born at one pound and struggled with gaining weight and eating.

The_Doodle
by Platinum Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Yup. My daughter was classified as FTT when she was an infant.

OneAllergicMama
by Platinum Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Yes, my son was diagnosed initially at 4mo of age.  He dropped off the charts for weight and height.  At 8, he is still slight but at least in the 10th percentile weight wise.

He has food allergies - wheat, rye, barley and egg that were undiagnosed when I was breastfeeding him.  Formula helped tremendously but between genetics and his allergies, he will never reach full potential.

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