After the child is born, a balanced diet of with the right number of calories, and a good protein level is vital to sustain growth. Patents should ingrain in their children good eating habits. Here are some sites that may get you pointed in the right direction.
The effects of second hand smoke can lead to growth reduction. A smoke-free home environment is strongly recommended.
There are hundred's of forms of dwarfism and skeletal dysplasias that may cause a child to be very short for the remainder of his or her life. While there may be treatments to help the child live a healthier life, there are no known cures that will result in a normal height. For more information, see our section on Dwarfism.