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02/09/2010
...As a parent, it’s hard to hear that your child has been diagnosed with Failure to Thrive, often written as “FTT.” I often talk to parents who are confused by the diagnosis and not sure exactly what it means, so I thought I’d take the time today to answer some basic questions. For those who don’t know, FTT is a medical term and is used to describe poor weight gain over an extended...
04/12/2016
...Anytime your child is sick can be an anxious time as a parent. A diagnosis can bring some comfort, but not always. One diagnosis that can concern any parent is the diagnosis of “Failure to Thrive.” Failure to thrive (or growth faltering) can be a potential sign or symptom of food allergies in infants. Many parents can feel that they have done something wrong, or perhaps failed their little one somehow. It is...
04/26/2012
...of infants, children and adolescents. The growth charts are created by the National Center for Health Statistics at the Center for Disease Control. FTT is often considered when a child is below the 3rd-5th percentile for age or weight or has fallen 2 major percentile lines on the growth charts[i]. What Causes Failure to Thrive? FTT occurs when an infant or child is unable to consume, retain, or utilize the nutrition and calories that they...
09/18/2012
...means that a child’s current weight or rate of weight gain is significantly below that of other children of similar age and gender. Failure to thrive is one of many possible signs and symptoms of food allergies in young children. (Read more on FTT here.) FTT can be caused by inadequate energy (calorie) intake, insufficient energy absorption, or excess energy expenditure. But, regardless of the cause, the long-term goal for children with FTT is to...
Signs and Symptoms for Using Amino Acid-Based Formulas for Cow Milk Allergy
08/31/2018
...to ThriveFailure to thrive” or “growth failure” or “faltering growth” describes a child who is not gaining weight or growing at the rate expected. Children whose severe food allergies aren’t under control may have a failure to thrive. Failure to thrive is associated with signs and symptoms of food allergies. So, medical guidelines suggest that choosing an amino acid-based formula, like Neocate, can help address the symptoms. The guidelines also suggest amino acid-based formulas...
As a newborn baby girl, Abbigail endured sleepless nights as she fussed and squirmed in search of relief. At 10 weeks old she only weighed 8 pounds and struggled to gain weight. No matter what position her father put her in, she was uncomfortable and in pain. Her constant vomiting, gassiness and weight loss was fueled by her food allergies and gastroesophageal reflux; a condition in which food leaks backwards from the stomach...
8 Common Signs and Symptoms of a Cow Milk Allergy
05/07/2018
...in threes. That is: if your baby cries for 3+ hours in a day, for 3+ days in a week, for over 3 weeks. That can signal gastrointestinal pain, which could result from CMA. Extreme fussiness can also come with reflux, a rash, or other factors. Keep this in mind when asking your child’s doctor about the possibility of CMA. General: Low or No Weight Gain or Failure to Thrive (FTT) Most infants double their...
02/16/2010
...Today’s post will go a bit further into explaining the product Duocal as a follow up to our “Failure to Thrive: My child is underweight, what should I do?” blog. It may be a good option for a child with failure to thrive (or FTT) as well as other conditions such as multiple food protein intolerance and conditions related to food allergies such as Eosinophilic Esophagitis (or EE), Gastroesophageal reflux disease (or GERD),...
   
 
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