Failure To Thrive / Grow is defined as arrested physical growth. This is where height and weight measurements fall below the fifth percentile. It is also a downward change in growth across two major growth percentiles associated with poor developmental functioning. Nonetheless, it is important to know that there is help and a natural treatment for failure to thrive available for your child – Homeopathy.
Also associated with Failure To Thrive can be hair loss, bed wetting, lack of focus, anger issues, increased fears, irritability, lethargy, autism, weakness, lack of appetite, poor stamina, poor coordination etc.
Most common are abdominal pain, abdominal distension and gas, often very foul smelling and vomiting/diarrhea. These last three will generally indicate problems with assimilation of food.
There are many factors contributing to organic Failure To Thrive:
In addition, although a poor appetite is very often associated with failure to thrive, many children with Failure To Thrive have good appetites and eat quite well. Ultimately, the problem is that their bodies are not properly assimilating the calories and nutrients they consume in order to achieve proper growth. This is where homeopathy can help!
At Homeopathy For Children, we address the underlying causes and enable your child to bring his body back into balance with his eating habits and more importantly this: better food assimilation of nutrients for a natural treatment for failure to thrive for children. Many underweight children eat pretty well, even more than other kids, but the food is not being assimilated into their bodies and they are not gaining weight.
Generally when children are on the correct homeopathic medicines for even a brief period of time at the beginning of treatment, their moms will almost always say “He looks sturdier” or “She’s outgrowing her clothes really fast” or “He can run around like the other kids do and not get tired anymore.” The bottom line is that parents will simply say “He just looks better” or “Her old sparkle is back.” Failure to gain weight is very often one of the more satisfying situations that I see in my practice.
Additionally, when food is properly assimilated and your child has grown to the size he or she needs to be, they will have more stamina and more resistance to illnesses and infections. Going forward in life your child will be a stronger, healthier and happier person.
Pamela Swanson RN CCH RSHom(NA) C.HP Homeopath is located in Orlando, Florida; specializes in homeopathy for children. She welcomes guests from throughout Central Florida who are in need of homeopathic treatment for failure to thrive in children. For further information on natural treatments for children, please contact Pamela Swanson.