Delayed growth

Alternative Names

Growth – slow (child 0 – 5 years); Weight gain – slow (child 0 – 5 years); Slow rate of growth; Retarded growth and development

Definition of Delayed growth

Delayed growth is poor or abnormally slow height or weight gains in a child younger than age 5.


Jennifer K. Mannheim, CPNP, private practice, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/27/2009

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