So, how well is your child growing?

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Poor growth among children can be presented in terms of1

  • Stunting (short-for-age)
  • Underweight (low weight-for-age)
  • Wasting (low weight-for-height)


Monitoring the pattern of your child’s growth is important to help identify signs of poor growth. This is when a growth chart may be useful.

Growth charts are available according to different age group and gender, remember to pick the correct growth chart for your child!

For more explanation on how to interpret the growth chart, do not hesitate to talk to your child’s doctor!

References

  1. de Onis, M., & Branca, F. (2016). Childhood stunting: A global perspective. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 12, 12–26. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12231

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