How can faltering growth be managed in babies?

To understand why this might be happening, your healthcare professional will want to assess your baby’s feeding habits. Your healthcare professional may also conduct further investigations to establish if there is an underlying condition. However, more often than not, you will only require simple dietary advice to ensure your baby gains the necessary weight.

An assessment is likely to cover your baby’s feeding habits since birth, your breastfeeding or bottle feeding technique, the weaning period and how they took to this, their toilet habits, and a track of how much milk and solid food your baby has taken (if applicable) over a set period of time. This will help to determine what advice or support you and your baby need.

If you have any concerns, please discuss these with your healthcare professional.

RXANI140098 Date of preparation: March 2014