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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Nov;12(Suppl 1):S41-S45. Korean.
Published online Nov 30, 2009.
Copyright © 2009 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Nutritional Management of Failure to Thrive
Jae Hong Park
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea.

Optimal nutrition in infancy and early childhood is the success behind good health, growth, and development of children. Failure to thrive may be the end point of any combination of a nutritional disorder, poor growth, and psychosocial deprivation. Hospital admission is rarely necessary and may be counterproductive. Day attendance, for investigation and observation of child-parent interaction, may be more valuable. Nutritional supplementation, together with nutritional counseling, can improve food intake and growth in children with failure to thrive.

Keywords: Failure to thrive; Nutrition