So I was in my anatomy class last night, and my teacher was talking about a study done in London before ethics laws and such, at an orphanage. Half the babies were put in a control group who got held while feeding, loved, touched, nuzzled, etc. And the other half were left mostly unattended. Bottles propped for feeding, no eye contact, no speaking, no cuddling, nuzzling. She said most of those babies died from failure to thrive. I can't find the actual study, but I found this http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maia-szalavitz/how-orphanages-kill-babie_b_549608.html
that is similar to what she was saying. My question is, are all failure to thrive cases caused by "lack of love" from parents? I'm assuming they're not, but it is strange.