(HealthDay News) -- Failure to thrive is a general medical term that describes when babies fail to gain weight and grow as expected. It can have numerous possible causes.
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The Nemours Foundation says failure to thrive may have these potential warning signs:
- Showing a lack of interest in the environment and what's around them.
- Avoiding eye contact with others.
- Showing fussiness and irritability.
- Missing developmental milestones at certain ages, including speaking, sitting and walking.
-- Diana Kohnle
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