Postnatal Growth

  • Frank Falkner


From conception, growth is a continuum and by no means a steady process. Particularly in infancy and the preadolescent period, we are inclined to view growth as a concept of size attained. What is the average body weight of healthy full-term infants at 1 year of age ? These measures, and their distribution, are valuable, for they indicate progress along a growth curve. Such distance curves, however, are rarely dramatic and may give a false impression of, for example, steady growth.


Head Circumference Postnatal Growth Weight Velocity Newborn Nursery Body Size Indication 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Falkner
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Fels Research InstituteYellow SpringsUSA
  2. 2.University of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA

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