Nutrition In The Pediatric Patient

I. Problem. A 1-year-old male infant with severe failure to thrive is brought to the clinic by his parents. The infant, who was born full term after an uncomplicated pregnancy, initially did well on breast milk. At 3 months of age, he was switched to cow's milk-based formula. Infant cereal was started at 4 months of age, with fruits and vegetables. There has been no excessive vomiting. Stools are slightly loose, not oily or grossly bloody, yet intermittently contain mucus. There is no history of chronic fevers. The infant has a dry rash on the malar surfaces. His weight curve began to drift at 6 months of age; length remained steady until 2 months ago.

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