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And maybe it was my interpretation of things but it seems like basically if they don't find a medical cause for your child having FTT then they just blame the parents. I know that for Brandon he did have some medical issues such as reflux and dysphagia that caused him to have problems with eating. But I really don't feel like it is fair to say that just because doctors do not find a medical cause for failure to thrive that it is because of the mom.
This is from the article.
Psychological, social, or economic problems within the family almost always play a role in the cause of NOFTT. Emotional or maternal deprivation is often related to the nutritional deprivation. The mother or primary caregiver may neglect proper feeding of the infant because of preoccupation with the demands or care of others, her own emotional problems, substance abuse, lack of knowledge about proper feeding, or lack of understanding of the infant's needs.[/b]