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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
...birth and 2 years of age is an important time for development and weight gain, so during the first 2 years of life your healthcare team will closely monitor your child’s weight gain or trend in weight gain. If your child has been diagnosed with failure to thrive, then their weight will be monitored much more frequently and more closely to provide them with the care they need to get back on track. Once they...
04/26/2012
...Failure to thrive (FTT) is a term used to describe a child who fails to gain weight at the expected rate or who loses weight over time. At each doctor’s visit, a child’s height, weight and head circumference are measured to make sure they are growing appropriately. Children come in all different sizes of course but the general growth trend during infancy and childhood should be fairly consistent. Pediatricians use growth charts to track...
Signs and Symptoms for Using Amino-Acid Based Formulas for Cow Milk Allergy
08/31/2018
...colon, rectum and anus. Some of these signs can be severe, and might indicate the need for an amino acid-based formula like Neocate. Your doctor will decide what signs are severe such as blood in the stool or severe gastroesophageal reflux. Other severe GI symptoms, like vomiting or reflux, may indicate cow milk allergy that’s part of other conditions (FPIES and EoE, respectively). Failure to ThriveFailure to thrive” describes a child who is not...
09/18/2012
...Many children face a challenge that we adults can’t relate to: the challenge to consume more and to gain weight. In a society filled with weight-loss products and get-skinny-quick advertisements, we may joke that we “wish we had that problem”, but it can actually be a serious issue that is quite concerning for physicians and parents. Roughly 5-10 percent of US children are diagnosed with failure to thrive (FTT), which means that a child’s...
8 Common Signs and Symptoms of a Cow Milk Allergy
05/07/2018
...if it happens 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...
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...
02/16/2010
...As a follow up to our “Failure to Thrive: My child is underweight, what should I do?” blog, I would like to further explain the product Duocal. 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), and Atopic Dermatitis...
   
 
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