Infant Growth: Is Your Child on Track?
Understanding 'Failure to Thrive'
Definition of a Thriving Child
A “thriving child” is healthy in several different ways; He is growing and developing well emotionally, intellectually and physically. So, technically, a child can “fail to thrive” in many ways as well, though the term as used in pediatrics refers to the young child (usually under age three) who is not physically growing the way it is felt that he should. Normal growth is seen as an important indicator of a healthy body; thus, “abnormal” growth demands an explanation.
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