Measurement Of Nutritional Status In Children?
Good morning, doctor. Please answer yes. My child is June, 2 years old, 1 / 2.Bb, when the posyandu on April 23 is 17.1kg, what I ask. Is my child including obesity ??? Please answer the doctor. Thank you.
Hello Ikha, thanks for the question.
Measuring a child's nutritional status is not as simple as measuring an adult's body mass index. Child measurements require information about sex, age, weight, height, and head circumference. Measurement of the nutritional status of children in Indonesia uses a curve adapted from WHO by IDAI (Indonesian Pediatrician Association). Generally, the measurement of a child's nutritional status is based on BW / TB. There are also those who take measurements based on TB / U (age) and BB / U. Measurements are made once a month until the age of 1 year. Every 3 months until the age of 3 years. Every 6 months until the age of 6 years. Based on these measurements, the child will be classified as good, underweight, or overweight.
The information you give is too little to determine your child's nutritional status. However, based on BB / U only, then even if your child is a boy or a girl, the results are still above the normal percentile. This means that most likely your child has excess weight or nutritional status. Consult this with your pediatrician. Ask your doctor to explain the assessment of the child's growth curve. The doctor will also give advice, diet and what types of food should be consumed, so that the child's weight is not excessive.
Thus the information I can share. May be useful. Regards.