Updated CPG: Slow weight gain

The Slow weight gain CPG has been updated by the CPG committee.

The Key points for the CPG are

  1. Optimal growth assessment requires serial measurements plotted on appropriate growth charts
  2. Nutrition is the main driver of growth in children under 2 years of age. Most cases of slow weight gain are secondary to inadequate caloric intake
  3. Slow weight gain is commonly multifactorial in origin, with psychosocial stressors often a significant contributor
  4. Small and otherwise healthy babies following a growth percentile line may not need any investigations

The Slow weight gain CPG has previously been called Poor growth or Failure to thrive



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