Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1976;19(7):494-505.
Published online July 31, 1976.
The Study on the Weaning problem with Development of Infants in M.C.H. Section of Kyungpook National University School of Medicine
Jong Dae Eun, Ja Hoon Koo
Department of Pediatrics, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu,Korea
慶北醫大 母子保健相談室에 登錄된 嬰兒의 身體發育狀況
殷鍾大, 具滋薰
慶北大學校 醫科大學 小兒科學敎室
Abstract
The life of the child may be divided into the following period: prenatal, neonatal, infancy, early childhood, late childhood, adolescence. Infancy is the period of most rapid extrauterine growth. There are factors influencing growth such as genetic, nutritional, socioeconomic and emotional factors and cultural considerations. Among them nutritional factors are fundamental to optimal growth, both prenatally and postnatally. For the Supervision of the health of the child, the physician have to do periodic examinations and evaluations of the child’s progress and consutations with the child’s parents. We intended to study the growth and developmental status of infants registered in our Maternal Child Health Section For evaluations of their growth and development, body weight, length, chest and head circumference were measured monthly from birth through 12 months of age. We compared their growth patterns of the infants in our M.C.H. Section with the Korean Children Growth Standard and Japanese Children Growth Standard. Total number of infants in this study were 452 comprising 254 males and 198 females under 12 months of age. We recommended rice, barley, soybean and fish powder mixture as the weaning diets and Vitamin A. & D. and iron preparations. The following results were obtained. 1.Comparing their growth data by sex, the males were superior to females in all measurements. 2.Comparing their growth data between breast milk and mixed fed infants, there were no significant difference between them. 3.Comparing their body weight with Korean Children Growth Standard, their weights were slightly superior to those of Korean Standard until 8 months more Superior to those of Korean Standard. Comparing their body weight with Japanese Children Growth Standard, their weights were no significant difference until 7 months in both sex and after 7 months slightly superior to those of Japanese Standard. 4.Comparing their body length with Korean Children Growth Standard, their lengths were slightly superior to those of Korean Standard until 5 months in male (4 months in female) and after 5 months in male (4 months in female) more superior those of Korean Standard. Comparing their body length with Japanese Children Growth Standard, their lengths were no significant difference until 4 months in male (5 months in female) slightly superior to those of Japanese Standard. 5.Comparing their chest circumference with Korean Children Growth Standard, their circumferences were slightly superior to those of Korean Standard until 8 months in male C6 months in female) and after 8 months in male〔6 months in female) significantly superior to those of Korean Standard. Comparing their chest circumference with Japanese Children Growth Standard, their circumfernces were no significant difference until 8months in male (7 months in female) and after 8 months in male (7 months in female) slightly superior to those of Japanese Standard. 6.Comparing their head circumference with Korean Children Growth Standard there were no significant difference between them in both sex. Comparing their head circumference with Japanese Children Growth Standard, their circumferences were no significant difference until 9 months in both sex and after 9 months in both sex slightly inferior to those of Japanase Standard. 7. We found we could improve the special slow growth curve during weaning period from 6 months to 12 months of life. The conclusion from these results is that physical growth in infancy, especially during weaning period could be improved by education of the mothers and improvement of weaning diets.




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