Slow-Growing Infants: When to Worry, What to Do

Here’s help with the tricky business of deciding whether a patient’s sluggish weight gain or growth is a normal variation or warrants a workup. Pediatric gastroenterologist Robert J. Rothbaum, MD, describes how to consider various factors; breaks down the reasons for abnormal growth patterns; and offers tips on assessing feeding habits, selecting age-appropriate lab tests, and knowing when imaging is helpful. Bonus: Learn about online growth charts for specific disorders, such as cerebral palsy.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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Robert Rothbaum, MD

Robert Rothbaum, MD

Pediatric gastroenterologist

Dr. Robert Rothbaum is a specialist in digestive system disorders. He provides care for children and their families.

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