Misconceptions That Can
Get in The Way Of Your
Child’s Optimal Growth

Don’t let these common misconceptions get in the way
of your child’s optimal growth.

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My child’s feeding difficulty is just a phase.

Wrong.
Feeding difficulties could be due to an underlying medical condition or inappropriate feeding practices. You can improve your child’s feeding so that he/she gets adequate nutrition to grow well.

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Growth monitoring isn’t important anymore.

Wrong.
Growth monitoring can detect nutritional or other health problems that could otherwise go unnoticed, even if your child is not sick or in pain.

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Nothing wrong with being short or underweight.

Wrong.
A child who doesn’t grow well may face development delays, do poorly in school and have higher risk of obesity and nutrition-related chronic diseases.

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I can’t fix my child’s growth.

Wrong.
Good nutrition will optimise your child’s growth – but don’t wait until your child is too old.

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If I’m short, my child will be short too.

Wrong.
With the right care and nutrition, your child can grow taller and does not need to suffer the effects of poor growth.

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4 Steps to Growing
Tall and Well

Step 1: Growth Monitoring

Don’t miss your child’s critical growth years. Track his/her growth 1-2 times every year with the doctor before their 10th birthday.

Step 2: Good Nutrition

Provide your child a diet of moderation, balance and variety.

Step 3: Better Feeding

Ask your child’s doctor how the IMFeD feeding system can help overcome your child’s feeding difficulties and make mealtimes enjoyable.

Step 4: Nutritional Support

Providing 2 servings of complete nutritional support daily can help to get your child’s growth back on track and stay on track.