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Growth Chart Obsession

Growth Chart Obsession

How often does the conversation with new parents revolve around growth charts and how big or little the baby is growing? I know in my world…there were a lot of conversations with our baby!

“Parents appear conditioned to feed children in ways designed to bump them up over the magic 50th percentile. This upward crossing of percentiles represents the rapid growth that increases the risk of obesity in childhood, adolescence and adulthood.”

The most important thing to ask is – is the baby tracking on the same percentile over time for their weight, length and head circumference.

https://theconversation.com/our-obsession-with-infant-growth-charts-may-be-fuelling-childhood-obesity-86841

* Photo courtesy of www.newkidscenter.com

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