What are New WHO Child Growth Standards for monitoring growth of children?
- increase in total normal weight children,
- increase in severely underweight children
- increase in underweight children ( mild/moderate and severe) in age group of 0-6 months. These standards are based on breastfed infants .
Please note that India adopted the new norms w.e.f. 15th August 2008 for monitoring growth of children under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme and National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).