Re: WHO growth chart for breastfed babies.
Originally Posted by MarchMama2010
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.
with my DH, crunchy, attached Mama to 4. Homeschooling, long term breastfeeding, CD'ing, babywearing, homebirthing. Could I BE anymore addicted to cloth?!
Last edited by el's mama; 04-17-2012 at 08:32 PM.