Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Infant Weight Loss Treatment

Treatment for failure to thrive depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for failure to thrive often includes a high calorie diet, feeding education, and parent counseling.

Treatment for failure to thrive may include:

  • High calorie diet for failure to thrive.
  • Teaching parents proper feeding techniques:
    • Breast-feeding
    • Bottle-feeding
  • Parent counseling for failure to thrive

Infant Weight Loss Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat failure to thrive:

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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Infant Weight Loss References
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