Growth Charts: Use and Misuse
In this session, Dr. Gonzalez reviews the correct way to use growth charts to determine growth in nurslings. Through several case studies, he illustrates normal growth and development, how normal growth and development vary significantly, and how the misuse of growth charts can lead to babies being labeled as having problems when they are not at all having problems. Dr. Gonzalez is both knowledgeable about the subject matter and entertaining in its presentation.
Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour
Source: ILCA Conference 2016
Presented by: Carlos González, MD
Upon completion, the learner will be able to:
- Explain how to assess weight and height using growth charts
- Describe the variability of normal human growth
- Discuss how growth assessment can do harm
Learning Level: All
Dr. Carlos González is an international speaker, author, and pediatrician in private practice. He has lectured at breastfeeding conferences, seminars, and courses throughout Europe and the Americas. He has a long history of engaging in breastfeeding promotion, including serving as a member of the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) since 1986 and as the founder and president of the Catalan Breastfeeding Association since 1991. He has written numerous books and other publications about breastfeeding, which have been translated from Spanish into German, Italian, English, Japanese, Catalan, French, Turkish, Polish, Serbian, and Russian. He has translated several breastfeeding publications into Catalan and Spanish. He is the father of three breastfed children.