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Dr. Prashant Gangal

WHO Growth Charts: From Science to Implementation

  • Speaker: Dr. Prashant Gangal , MD, DCH, IBCLC
  • Speaker: Dr. Sanjay Prabhu , MD DCH IBCLC
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

Nutrition cannot be interpreted without growth charts. WHO released new international growth standards in 2006 to monitor growth of children 0-59 months of age receiving optimal nutrition and care. Lactation Consultants and Health Care Providers should use these charts to complement IYCN Counselling. They should be thorough with the science behind WHO Growth Charts and how to use this information for ideal IYCN Counselling. The concepts of stunting and wasting (SAM & MAM) also needs to be understood. Every growth chart has a story to tell. We found WHO growth charts to be accurate and extremely useful for knowing past events and use the information to promote optimal growth and development in future. Every contact with the child in general and for every immunization in particular needs to be looked as an opportunity to discuss growth and development.