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Not gaining weight

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Each score is a percentile comparing your child to other kids their age.

How severe are any signs that your child's not gaining weight?

Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Not gaining weight

When parents mention Not gaining weight they also mention these other symptoms:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
ConstipationOften2 mentions
Not eating (during meals)Often2 mentions
Difficulty breastfeedingOften1 mention
Frequent cryingOften1 mention
Refusing to eatOften1 mention

Characteristics of Not gaining weight

How common is Not gaining weight?

Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 17.9% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Not gaining weight.

Percentage of kids with Not gaining weight by year of age


This is based on a survey of 458 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Not gaining weight “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.


SeverityPercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Very Severe


14 mentions


20 mentions


48 mentions


59 mentions
Not at All


317 mentions

Discussion of Not gaining weight

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