Badass Breastfeeding Podcast

Growth Charts and Percentiles

May 31, 2021 Dianne Cassidy & Abby Theuring Season 1 Episode 196
Badass Breastfeeding Podcast
Growth Charts and Percentiles
Show Notes

Do you know what your baby’s percentile is?

Have you ever wondered where it came from or what it means?

Are you worried about your baby’s percentile?

Once you hear this episode, you won’t worry about it anymore.

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Things we talked about:

Why do we need to know percentiles? [4:48]

Where it all started.  Abby thinks the formula companies [9:23]

Abby is part of the statistics – she’s white and born in Ohio [10:16]

It wasn’t meant to be the only diagnostic instrument [12:03]

Following the growth pattern [15:39]

How many babies are born worldwide each year? [17:29]

Breastfed babies gain faster in the beginning [22:20]

Weight for age [22:38]

Birth length [24:00]

Head circumference [25:13]

Babies should be weighed on the same scale [33:03]

Look at all the things [34:54]


*This Episode is sponsored by Original Sprout and Sheila Darling Coaching


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