These case examples are intended to help you interpret growth indicators when using the WHO growth charts to assess growth in infants and children younger than 2 years. There are five case examples:
- Case Example 1: Low Weight-for Length
- Case Example 2: Inadequate Growth or Just Small
- Case Example 3: Excess Weight Gain
- Case Example 4: Transitioning from the WHO Weight-for-Length Chart to the CDC BMI-for-Age Chart at Age 2 Years
- Case Example 5: Early Lactation Difficulties
Within some of the case examples there are self-assessment questions. Portions of the WHO and CDC growth charts are shown to highlight similarities and differences between these growth charts. Dashed grey lines indicate that the growth chart has been modified to illustrate a helpful tip. You can view the complete chart by clicking on the “See complete chart” link.