Testimonials

N., mother of daughter A. (19 months) | Los Angeles, CA

Condition : Failure to Thrive

A. was born full-term (on her due date) and delivered naturally, weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces at birth. I nursed her for 6-7 months and during this time, she seemed to be “tracking” her growth curve, though she was always on the small side, never above the 10th percentile for weight. Her pediatrician never expressed any real concern saying she was just “petite.” By the time we started solids and formula around 6 months, it was apparent that she did not enjoy eating as many other babies do,...

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C. and J., 2-year-old son J. | Houston, Texas

Condition : Failure to Thrive

J. was born full term at 39 weeks via c-section at 7 lbs 13 oz (40% percentile) in July 2010.   From birth, J. both nursed and drank from a bottle.  At approximately 4 months of age, J. began totally refusing the bottle.  Although I continued to nurse him, J. had difficulty gaining weight and eventually fell to the 3rd-5th percentile on the Center for Disease Control growth curve.  My pediatrician was unconcerned with the drop in percentile rankings on the growth curve since my two older...

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Mary, Mother of Zach (22-months) with multiple food allergies and reflux | Virginia

Condition : Failure to Thrive

My son Zach is 22 months old. At two months of age he began arching his back and refusing to nurse awake.  Blood appeared in his stool and spit up, and he developed eczema.  He was diagnosed with a dairy allergy and gastroesophageal reflux disease, but despite trying an elimination diet and Zantac he continued to refuse food when awake (both liquids and solids).  His weight gain stalled, dropping from the 50th percentile to below the 5th percentile over the next 6 months, and he was...

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Shwetha, mother of a 5-month-old | Bay Area, California

Condition : Failure to Thrive

Our younger son was born full term and was healthy the first couple of months. Starting at 2 months, he slowly developed a refusal to feed, and was diagnosed as having acid reflux. Our pediatrician sent us to a GI, and the GI tried a bunch of medication – zantac, prevacid, erythromycin, et al. and a slew of tests.

After over 2 months of trying various options, we found that he had started to lose significant weight, and had fallen off the chart. The GI was concerned that he was “wasting...

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Vlada, Mother to Julia (8 months old) | San Francisco, California

Condition : Failure to Thrive

My baby girl who nursed so well in the first month of her life stopped eating when she was 6 weeks old. She could go without eating for up to 11 hours (which is not OK for a 6 weeks old baby). She would not nurse or take a bottle except when asleep. Even when asleep it was a challenge: it would take her 3 hours to finish a 3oz of milk or formula. By the time she finished it was time to feed her again; we were constantly feeding her.

She was diagnosed with reflux and was prescribed Zantac,...

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