The problem is that many doctors are not familiar with the normal weight gain patterns of breastfed babies, and rely too much upon older growth charts that are based upon the growth of artificially fed babies. In , the World Health Organization released revised growth charts that are representative of healthy breastfed babies throughout the world. Healthy breastfed infants tend to grow more rapidly than their formula-fed peers in the first months of life and less rapidly from 3 to 12 months. All growth charts available before which are still used by many health care providers in the US included data from infants who were not exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months includes formula-fed infants and those starting solids before the recommended 6 months.
Assembly version: 1. By Diana L. Hubbard, PhD. The information in this article is intended to help clinicians, employers, policymakers, and others make informed decisions about the provision of health care services. This article is intended as a reference and not as a substitute for clinical judgment.
Tracking Infant Growth: Average Baby Weight and Height by Month
Pounds and inches obsess parents of babies. Here, pediatricians give the facts on growth during the first year and answer the most common questions parents have about baby growth percentages. As parents, we watch our babies grow with awe. Yet few of us can resist comparing our child with others his age. We wonder: Is my chubby son destined to be fat?
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