Understanding and plotting growth charts of newborns and children

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

Slide1Growth charts are an important tool for monitoring the growth of children. Growth Monitoring is a screening tool to diagnose nutritional, chronic, systemic and endocrine disease at an early stage. Record of measurements is usually taken during your routine child visits to your pediatrician for vaccination or during sickness. Since the visit to your doctor may be sometimes hurried, it is better that you, yourself have a better understanding of the growth and development of your baby by plotting your own graphs. Continue reading “Understanding and plotting growth charts of newborns and children”