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Occasionally, children adopted from other countries may have slow growth and developmental delays from inadequate care and nutrition. These children may need special help and more calories than usual to catch up to a level that fits their age. Adoption agencies can put parents in touch with support groups for those in similar situations. Your pediatrician will help with advice and referrals to specialists if they’re required.

 

Last Updated
10/3/2013
Source
Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know (Copyright © American Academy of Pediatrics 2011)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.