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    To me failure to thrive means they fail to meet milestones and are always sick.
    Is there more to it ? I hadn't heard the term until bubhub

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    Default Failure to thrive troopers!

    Have a read of this @Mamasupial, http://ellynsatterinstitute.org/dor/...yinfeeding.php

    it's all about the responsibility of feeding. There's a lot to read but if you can take anything from it, let it be this....

    Parentsā€™ feeding jobs:

    Choose and prepare the food.
    Provide regular meals and snacks.
    Make eating times pleasant.
    Let children grow up to get bodies that are right for them.

    Childrenā€™s eating jobs:
    Children will eat.
    They will eat the amount they need.
    They will learn to eat the food their parents eat.
    They will grow predictably.
    They will learn to behave well at mealtime.
    Last edited by A-Squared; 09-12-2016 at 23:00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Have a read of this @Mamasupial, http://ellynsatterinstitute.org/dor/...yinfeeding.php

    it's all about the responsibility of feeding. There's a lot to read but if you can take anything from it, let it be this....

    Parentsā€™ feeding jobs:

    Choose and prepare the food.
    Provide regular meals and snacks.
    Make eating times pleasant.
    Let children grow up to get bodies that are right for them.

    Childrenā€™s eating jobs:
    Children will eat.
    They will eat the amount they need.
    They will learn to eat the food their parents eat.
    They will grow predictably.
    They will learn to behave well at mealtime.

    I thought no you once gave me this to read...

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    I think you gave me this once to read, not that long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    I always wonder if being a fussy eater leads to stunted growth or if they are just meant to be small/short/skinny etc.
    I wonder also

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    I think.....I'll make smoothies a lot simpler, as I over pack them. Maybe less is more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Have a read of this @Mamasupial, http://ellynsatterinstitute.org/dor/...yinfeeding.php

    it's all about the responsibility of feeding. There's a lot to read but if you can take anything from it, let it be this....

    Parentsā€™ feeding jobs:

    Choose and prepare the food.
    Provide regular meals and snacks.
    Make eating times pleasant.
    Let children grow up to get bodies that are right for them.

    Childrenā€™s eating jobs:
    Children will eat.
    They will eat the amount they need.
    They will learn to eat the food their parents eat.
    They will grow predictably.
    They will learn to behave well at mealtime.
    I get what it's saying but not sure I get the point you are wanting to get across? (Having a baby brain moment). Are you saying just keep offering and don't stress? Lol

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    Default Failure to thrive troopers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    To me failure to thrive means they fail to meet milestones and are always sick.
    Is there more to it ? I hadn't heard the term until bubhub
    Technically FTT is failure to gain weight at an appropriate rate.

    My dds started out 25 percentile and dropped as they got older. dd1 is almost off the chart and dd2 is currently sitting on the 3rd.

    So they are FTT even though there's nothing wrong with them- never sick, happy, bright. They are thin but not in a bad way. That's the frustrating thing about the label FTT- it doesn't consider the whole picture of health, genetics, whether formula or breastfed etc and it causes undue stress by having a baby labelled FTT when really, they are simply little.

    Yeah there's some frustrating things with being so little like play equipment being too large, unable to find underpants when they are tt, I can't find floaties for dd1 as she's not in the weight range.....

    but overall I'm glad I don't have to stress about them being overweight (and the guilt associated with that) or restricting diets.
    Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 10-12-2016 at 06:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Technically FTT is failure to gain weight at an appropriate rate.

    My dds started out 25 percentile and dropped as they got older. dd1 is almost off the chart and dd2 is currently sitting on the 3rd.

    So they are FTT even though there's nothing wrong with them- never sick, happy, bright. They are thin but not in a bad way. That's the frustrating thing about the label FTT- it doesn't consider the whole picture of health, genetics, whether formula or breastfed etc and it causes undue stress by having a baby labelled FTT when really, they are simply little.

    Yeah there's some frustrating things with being so little like play equipment being too large, unable to find underpants when they are tt, I can't find floaties for dd1 as she's not in the weight range.....

    but overall I'm glad I don't have to stress about them being overweight (and the guilt associated with that) or restricting diets.
    I like that....but your first sentence made me start thinking...
    My girl is just stuck on this particular weight, it won't go up. Dr said she might need growth hormones. That would be worrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Technically FTT is failure to gain weight at an appropriate rate.

    My dds started out 25 percentile and dropped as they got older. dd1 is almost off the chart and dd2 is currently sitting on the 3rd.

    So they are FTT even though there's nothing wrong with them- never sick, happy, bright. They are thin but not in a bad way. That's the frustrating thing about the label FTT- it doesn't consider the whole picture of health, genetics, whether formula or breastfed etc and it causes undue stress by having a baby labelled FTT when really, they are simply little.

    Yeah there's some frustrating things with being so little like play equipment being too large, unable to find underpants when they are tt, I can't find floaties for dd1 as she's not in the weight range.....

    but overall I'm glad I don't have to stress about them being overweight (and the guilt associated with that) or restricting diets.
    Thanks for explaining. Reading that my 21 yr old is a failing to thrive adult . Hasn't gained any weight in 3 years, still wears size xs men's or kids 14 and size 6 women's shoes as men's too big. He gets bullied at work for being so skinny

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