We have three children (of five) who, since about nine months of age, have been consistantly off the bottoms of the growth charts for their age. Our nine year old had a "million dollar workup" at Hopkins when she was about 18 months old; their findings were that she's small, but fine.
We had a checkup for our now five year old a month ago. He was 26.4 pounds at that visit. The doctor mentioned that because being very small can be tough for boys, that we might want to talk about growth hormones as he gets older. People usually think that he's two or three years old.
Does anyone have ideas for improving growth rates? Our three "small" children all get plenty to eat. They don't have any allergies that we're aware of, though all three have had cradle cap since infancy that hasn't gone away.