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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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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. As section chief of the UCSF Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, he works with his divisional ...

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