Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Weight Loss Infant Home Care

Home care for an infant with failure to thrive may include:

  • Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
  • Avoid nonprescription medicines.
  • Provide frequent feedings for failure to thrive.
  • Learn about breast-feeding
  • Learn about bottle-feeding

Weight Loss Infant Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if your child has a failure to thrive and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Weight Loss Infant References
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