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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

The composition of human milk changes:

  1. a. Over the time of day, but stays constant through a single feeding, and over time from birth.
  2. b. Over the time from birth, but stays constant through a single feeding and over the day.
  3. c. Over a single feeding, and across the day, but stays constant over time from birth.
  4. d. Over the time of day, within a single feeding, and over the time since birth.

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Human milk is an important food for the infant and is an essential source of nutrients especially during the first six months after birth. It is associated with large number of benefits including a better cognition, fewer diseases and a decreased iron deficiency in the infant.

Explanation

Reasons for the correct statement:

Option d. is given as “Over the time of day, within a single feeding, and over the time since birth”.

The milk composition is an essential factor determining the overall health of the infant. Therefore, the milk secretion changes as per infant’s demand. The milk production increases as the demand increases throughout the day. Besides, a change in the fat composition of the milk is also observed during different feeding course from birth and with time.

Hence, option d. is correct.

Reasons for incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “Over the time of day, but stays constant through a single feeding, and over time from birth”; the milk composition changes through a single feeding...

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