Failer to Thrive Question

Jennifer - posted on 06/03/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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We have been presented with fostering 7m old "organic" failure to thrive triplets. The BIG catch is they are in aNICU an hour away. I am not familure with the term "organic" in conjunction with failure to thrive. Anyone know what this means about them?

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Tonya - posted on 01/29/2010

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Organic failure to thrive occurs when there is an underlying medical cause. Nonorganic (psychosocial) failure to thrive occurs in a child who is usually younger than 2 years old and has no known medical condition that causes poor growth.


2 out of 3 in our sibling group were failure to thrive--you will have to work hard but you will see a wonderful change in the right environment--our middle daughter came to us 3 days after her first birthday--she wore 3-6 month clothing, could not roll over, sit up or hold her own bottle her muscles were so weak this was Nov.8th, by Christmas she was crawling and wearing 9 month clothing!!---ask the dr about pediasure it works wonders and good luck!!

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