Feeding and Growth Problems


    Feeding and growth problems in infants can be indicated by a lack of interest in eating or a failure to add weight in the weeks and months after birth. This is sometimes referred to as "failure to thrive". It does not by itself imply abnormal intellectual, social, or emotional development, although it can eventually lead to such impairments. It may, however, be an indication of underlying disorders in the gastrointestinal system.

    Our doctors


    Sibyl Cox, RD, RDN

    Registered Dietician
    301 N. 8th St. Suite 4A Springfield, IL 62701

    Lauri Lopp, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702

    Paula Mackrides, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301

    Christopher Mogren, FNP-BC

    Nurse Practitioner Gastroenterology
    315 W. Carpenter St. Springfield, IL 62702

    Charmaine Mziray-Andrew, MD

    Pediatric Gastroenterologist Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th St. Springfield, IL 62702

    Prashanth Porayette, MD

    400 N. 9th St. Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.