Tipat Chalav Finally Adopts Growth Charts Based on Breastfed Babies

In 2006 the World Health Organization published growth charts based solely on breastfed babies who received solids at age 4 to 6 months. The Israeli health ministry has finally gotten around to providing them to Tipat Chalav, Israel's well-baby clinics. The babies measured for the new charts were … [Read more...]

An Insider’s View of Tipat Chalav

"Nurse Yachne" shared the following in response to the post on Tipat Chalav: What Parents Need to Know. Tipat Chalav (well-baby clinic) policies are often imposed top-down.  About twelve years ago when I was a school nurse, we all held meetings together with the Tipat Chalav nurses. A decision … [Read more...]

Tipat Chalav Survival Guide for Parents

On Twitter, @mrsroth mentioned how a nurse handed her 18-month-old a cup and spoon. The little girl started to "stir" with the spoon, but failed that developmental task because she was supposed to pretend to eat from the bowl. Everyone loves to complain about Tipat Chalav, the network of … [Read more...]