2. Failure to Thrive

Babies who have been diagnosed with failure to thrive, especially premature babies, should be watched for other signs of NEC. Symptoms of failure to thrive include a lack of appropriate weight gain, irritability and fussiness, excessive sleepiness, and tiring quickly after very little activity. Failure to thrive may occur despite the parents' best efforts to ensure weight gain and comfort, and care for their infant appropriately.


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