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April 28, 2006

New WHO Growth Charts

Via an e-mail from Ted Greiner, breastfeeding advocate, I heard that the World Health Organization has updated its infant and child growth charts. Greiner says, "Based on careful studies of breastfed babies living under "ideal" conditions in several countries, WHO has determined that they grow at similar rates and that this growth pattern is the ideal one. Thus they have issued a series of new growth charts. . . The previous international ones were based on how largely bottle fed American babies grew."

The new charts can be found here:
Child Growth Standards
WHO Child Growth Media Centre

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Comments

Glad to hear it, I have commented many times that there needs to be new growth charts for exclusively breastfed babies.

Posted by: Amie at April 30, 2006 03:56 PM

I agree, Amie.

Posted by: TulipGirl at May 6, 2006 06:00 PM


 
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