Infant Nutrition & Growth Assessment
Optimal nutrition during your child’s early years of life is fundamental for good health and in preventing adverse effects that can sustain beyond childhood.
Without adequate amounts of macronutrients like protein, fat, and carbohydrates and micronutrients like vitamin A, iodine, iron and zinc, children are at risk of becoming ill and having delayed mental and motor development.
At each visit, Dr Ong will have in depth discussions with you about both you and your baby’s nutrition intake and breastfeeding patterns. She may prescribe supplementation of essential vitamins and minerals when medically indicated.
Your baby’s growth will also be assessed through measurements of his/her height, weight, BMI and head circumference. With reference to growth chart percentiles, Dr Ong will be able to assess if he/she might require medical attention.