CHALLENGING CASES: BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL PEDIATRICS Failure to Thrive in a 4-Month-Old Nursing Infant*

  • Christine
  • Published 2004


CASE Christine, a 4-month-old infant, is brought to the office for a health-supervision visit by her mother, a 30-year-old emergency department nurse. The mother, who is well known to the pediatrician to be a competent and attentive caregiver, appears uncharacteristically tired. They are accompanied by the 18month-old and 4-year-old siblings because child… (More)