Nutritional Management of Failure to Thrive

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1995 Aug;42(4):791-810. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(16)39017-4.


Failure to thrive, or failure to grow or gain weight, could have several causes that are reviewed in this article. Infant behaviors are discussed, together with nutritional management, catch-up growth, effects of nutritional rehabilitation on body composition, follow-up, and long-term prognosis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Failure to Thrive / diagnosis*
  • Failure to Thrive / diet therapy*
  • Growth
  • Growth Disorders / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Prognosis