Chapter 7. Slow Weight Gain

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician2,3,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow4 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer5,6
  1. Michael Harari MBBS, FRACP Paediatrician

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch7

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Harari, M. (2009) Slow Weight Gain, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 4

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 6

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of General Medicine and Continence Clinic, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051

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Keywords:

  • slow weight gain - categories;
  • nutrient reference values (NRVs);
  • breast-milk fortifiers;
  • enteral feeding - nutrients to alimentary tract;
  • monitoring enteral nutrition;
  • refeeding syndrome

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Is this weight normal or is it slow weight gain?

  • Categories of slow weight gain

  • Causes

  • History

  • Examination

  • Investigations

  • Management