Just found it interesting that my lactation consultant who is also a child health nurse still utilises the standard weight chart instead of the bf weight chart. Anyone else notice this?
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10-01-2013 18:27 #1
14-01-2013 11:28 #2
Is there a bf chart? I didn't know that existed.
14-01-2013 11:48 #3
There's a link to the WHO weight charts in one of the sticky topics in this section. Titled growth charts for breastfed babies (or something like that). Really interesting to see the differences (and a relief to see my breastfed baby was doing ok after a less than positive MCHN checkup).
14-01-2013 11:48 #4
Yes- they can be found here
With an explanation of why they are needed here
3.5 years ago when my boys were infants they were measured against the standard charts (so, not bf ones) and I was told by one MCHN that they were not gaining enough weight. At the next visit we saw a different MCHN (same centre) who commended me on bf'ing twins at 6 months, that I was doing an excellent job and that they were happy, healthy and growing beautifully.
It's amazing what one piece of information can do to peoples perceptions
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14-01-2013 13:42 #5
Thanks for the links Nomsie. I wonder if it is personal choice by the chn or a directive from the health department?
14-01-2013 13:57 #6
I have no idea, would be interesting to find out
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