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el's mama 04-17-2012 06:50 PM

WHO growth chart for breastfed babies.
 
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Excellent info!! The WHO chart should be mandatory when measuring breastfed babies.

MDever 04-17-2012 07:03 PM

Re: WHO growth chart for breastfed babies.
 
That is very interesting.

sisu 04-17-2012 07:14 PM

Both my breastfed babies have stayed above the 95th percentile on the non-WHO charts. I wonder where they'd be on the WHO charts, lol. That being said, our ped doesn't pay much attention to percentiles, as long as babies are consistently growing.

el's mama 04-17-2012 07:31 PM

Re: WHO growth chart for breastfed babies.
 
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Originally Posted by MarchMama2010 (Post 14964096)
Both my breastfed babies have stayed above the 95th percentile on the non-WHO charts. I wonder where they'd be on the WHO charts, lol. That being said, our ped doesn't pay much attention to percentiles, as long as babies are consistently growing.


My babies were always HIGH on the non WHO charts at birth but at around 6 months (when many babies are fed solids and formula) they were always lower on the charts (usually 35th-50th for weight). The problem is that many Peds do care and they scare parents. An EBF can be perfectly healthy but weigh a lot less than a formula fed baby. It makes sense to compare breastfed babies to other breastfed babies.

rosefall 04-17-2012 08:51 PM

Fortunately, out ped office started using the WHO chart a couple years. Our doc was knowledgeable before that, though, and explained that there was often a change of curve for breastfed babies around 6 months on the regular charts.


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