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Why is my child not growing properly?

As a parent it’s natural to worry if your child isn’t growing as fast as you would expect, or is falling behind their friends at school. While in many cases short stature is due to short parental heights, some children can be affected by conditions that interfere with their normal growth. In this article leading endocrinologist Dr Helen Spoudeas explains what these conditions are, and whether undernutrition plays a role.

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