Measurement Mondays

PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 20, 2020, the Department of Public Health office at 1650 Boone’s Lick Road will close for several months to enable building improvements. For assistance with department programs, please utilize online/phone services. In-person services and appointments are expected to resume soon. Thank you for your patience.

WIC peer counselor group_USDAThese FREE, weekly opportunities invite breastfeeding moms to measure their baby's growth progress and consult with peer counselors on breastfeeding tips and motherhood. WIC staff will join the meetings to answer questions and offer support on nutrition, child behavior and more.

All are welcome to attend, and no registration is required. Call 636-949-7402 for information.

Why Track Your Baby’s Growth?

Measuring a baby’s length, weight and head circumference can offer a general guide to assess his or her growth. While every child develops at his or her own pace and parents should not be concerned with the percentile rating, tracking these measurements and recording a progressive growth can help doctors and parents detect and address any feeding, developmental or medical issues.

If parents have questions related to their child’s growth chart, WIC staff encourages them to speak with the child’s pediatrician.

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