Growth Chart Standards Updated

Growth Chart Standards Updated

In June 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new growth charts. The previous infant growth charts, which have been in use since 1977, were made by measuring a small number of formula-fed, middle class, Caucasian children from southwestern Ohio.

The new charts are a big improvement, being based on broadly representative national data.

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Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

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