Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

6th Edition
Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007



Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (...

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

Signs of a hyperactive letdown are:

  1. a. Milk streams quickly
  2. b. Infant may be overwhelmed by the volume
  3. c. Infant may choke, cough, or gulp
  4. d. All of the above.

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Breast feeding is an important phase in the life of both the mother and the infant. Breast milk provides the necessary nutrients, immunological functions, and psychological support to the growing infant in his early stages of development. It also has several benefits to the mother like burning the calories gained during pregnancy and also relaxation of the body by the release of oxytocin hormone.


Reason for the correct answer:

Option d. is given as “All of the above”.

Hyperactive letdown is a difficultly that arise among the first-time mothers. Hyperactive letdown leads to continuous streaming of milk from breast. The signs that appear during hyperactive letdown are as follows:

  • • Quick streaming of milk.
  • • Infant may be overwhelmed by sudden increase in milk volume.
  • • Infant may face some problems like choking, coughing, or gulping. This occurs because the infant may let in air during feeding.

Hence, the correct answer is option d.

Reasons for incorrect answers:

Option a. is given as “Milk streams quickly”...

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