Faltering growth

Faltering growth is not a condition, but a term used to describe a growth pattern,1 when babies, toddlers or children are not growing at the expected rate.2

Babies all grow at different rates which means it is sometimes difficult to tell if they are experiencing a period of faltering growth.2 Within the first few days of being born many babies will lose up to 10% of their body weight – this is normal and the weight is quickly regained.2 If faltering growth is confirmed by your healthcare professional, often simple advice is all that is needed to get your baby back on track.

If faltering growth is not addressed there can be a long term impact on your child’s development,1 so always consult your healthcare professional if you have any concerns.

RXANI140098 Date of preparation: March 2014