Monday, October 16, 2006

Musings on weight charts

No matter where I go, it seems that the weight charts are totally different. The paediatrician has a different one to the MCH nurses. These are different again to the WHO charts (both old and new!) and I've just been sent another chart.


This is another WHO chart from kellymom.com but again it differs from all the others. The good thing about this one though, is that it's solely based on breastfed babies and Elijah is not off the bottom of the chart. Maybe I should show this to the paediatrician.

2 comments:

anastasia_wolf said...

Awesome stuff, soz I thought the kellymom one was the WHO one, my bad :). It's bloody confusing isn't it?

The Mumma said...

It is a WHO one, but not the WHO one. He's off the bottom of the normal new WHO one. But it's used for both formula-fed and breastfed babies, so being that this one is more specific to him, I think it's a far better indication.