The Slow weight gain CPG has been updated by the CPG committee.
The Key points for the CPG are
- Optimal growth assessment requires serial measurements plotted on appropriate growth charts
- 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
- Slow weight gain is commonly multifactorial in origin, with psychosocial stressors often a significant contributor
- 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