Is your child growing optimally? If you’re in doubt and have concerns, bring your child to a pediatrician (click here for list) to ensure that he/she is on the right track to optimal growth.
Below is a list of things your need to know before you see a pediatrician:
Be Sure. Start Early.
Growth is an important indicator of the health and nutritional status of a child. It is critical to measure AND monitor a child’s height to judge the adequacy of diets or supplementary food being given. Young children are vulnerable because of their high nutritional requirements to support growth and development. Addressing inadequacies in their nutritional intake early on reduces negative impact on their growth and development.
It indicates that the body has enough "ingredients" - nutrients from food – to successfully synthesize lean and skeletal tissues.
It also shows the body’s hormonal and metabolic functions are working efficiently, supporting the continuous growth of the brain and skeletal system.
More reliable proof of healthy growth vs. weight gain which results from adipose tissue synthesis rather than growth of lean and skeletal tissues.
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