Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Weak infant sucking in the first 8 weeks, reliance on breastfeeding for ⩾9 months, small feeds, and difficulties in weaning were associated with failure to thrive

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.


  • For correspondence: Professor A Emond, Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, Hampton House, Bristol, UK. alan.emond{at}

  • Source of funding: Wellcome Trust, UK.