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Child and Antenatal Nutrition Manual
Growth monitoring and action
Date Issued: 2009
Growth monitoring and action
Date Reviewed: February 2014
Next Review: February 2017
NSQHS Standards: 1.7, 1.8
Growth
Table of contents
Key points ________________________________________________________ 1
Overview _________________________________________________________ 1
Recommendations for practice _________________________________________ 2
Normal growth patterns ______________________________________________ 3
Monitoring children with special needs __________________________________ 14
Related policies, procedures, guidelines ________________________________ 16
References _______________________________________________________ 17
Professional resources ______________________________________________ 19
Resources for families ______________________________________________ 19
List of tables:
Table 1: Key points__________________________________________________ 1
Table 2: Average weight gain __________________________________________ 4
Table 3: Average length/height gain _____________________________________ 4
Table 4: Average head circumference gain _______________________________ 5
Table 5: Possible causes of abnormal child growth _________________________ 8
List of figures:
Figure 1: Influences on Growth ________________________________________ 6
Figure 2: Example of WHO length/height for age chart demonstrating 5 percentile
lines and an adjustment at 2 years _____________________________________ 13
Figure 3: Example of CDC growth chart showing 7 percentile lines ____________ 14
Premature Baby Weight Growth Gain Chart
source: pmh.health.wa.gov.au
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