This page gives information about the feeding requirements for
young boys, with a focus on malnutrition.
(There is a separate page for girls.)
The birth data and measurements of weights and lengths are
taken as an input. These are compared with the growth curves
for Dutch boys. Based on this comparison a conclusion is
drawn about the nutrition state.
The second part of the page can be used to calculate the required
calory intake, taking in account the nutrition state.
The data is taken from `Enterale voedingswijzer kinderen',
a publication by Nutricia.
Disclaimer:Although I have take
great care in constructing this page when my son Andy was not gaining weight anymore, I do not take any liability
with respect to its contents and use. The information provided herein
should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.
A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment
of any and all medical conditions. Please be aware of the
fact that the Dutch are among the tallest people in the world, and
that the growth curves may be different for different people groups.
Give the birth date, or the expected date of birth if these
differ more than one week. (The calculated values are not
accurate for prematurely born children.)
Give known weights and lengths from the past in centimeter and gram.
(1 inch = 2.56 cm and 1 lb. = 454 gram.) These can be entered
in any order. It is not necessary to provide a weight and a length for
each date. Press the `compute' button to calculate the values
at the given date.
The column P50 gives the average value found for boys at the given
age or length. The columns P3 and P10, give the values for the 3 and 10
percentile lines, meaning that 3% of the boys have a length or weight
lower than the value given in the P3 column.
The column SDS gives the standard deviation from the average value.