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Using the new UK-World Health Organization 0-4 years growth charts

Information for healthcare professionals about the use and interpretation of growth charts.

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Information for healthcare professionals about the use and interpretation of growth charts

New UK-World Health Organization (WHO) 0-4 years growth charts have been introduced in England for all new births from May 2009. The charts, which have been developed for the Department of Health by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, are based on the growth of breastfed infants and replace previous charts that were based on the growth of predominantly formula-fed babies.

Published 1 November 2009