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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

Baby Samantha Will Not Eat

Samantha is a healthy 8-month-old girl who lives with her mother, Kathy, her father, and her older sister, who is almost 3 years old. Both parents now work full-time, and both children attend day care full-time. Kathy nursed Samantha exclusively before she returned to work and built up a supply of frozen breast milk. She nurses her twice per day now, early in the morning and before Samantha goes to sleep. Samantha gets breast milk offered in bottles at day care. Samantha is reported by the day care staff to be a good baby. However, when Kathy picks her up after work, Samantha wants to be held and will not sit in her high chair or cat dinner. She cries if she is not held. Samantha’s sister wants to eat as soon at they get home. Kathy has so much to do at home after work that she finds it difficult to hold Samantha. Kathy thinks that Samantha must be hungry and that she would be less irritable if she ate her dinner.

Questions

What signs is baby Samantha giving to show that she needs to be comforted rather than fed?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The signs Person S gives to show that she needs to be comforted rather than fed.

Introduction: Breastfeeding is the most important and natural way to feed a new born baby. Mother’s milk provides all the nutrition and immunity to the baby, which is needed during the first six months; breastfeeding satisfies their hunger and thirst and provides the proper amount of protein, minerals, and immunity to the child, which helps to deal with the environment.

Explanation

Person S is an 8-month-old girl who lives with her parents and a sibling. She is nursed by her mother, Person K, and is bottle-fed with breast milk in day-care centre. When Person S is picked up by her mother, Person S shows signs of want to be held near the mom. Person K thinks that Person S would be less irritable if Person S consumes her dinner.

The signs that Person S shows as she needs to be comforted rather than fed are as follows:

  • • Wanting to be held by her mother rather than sitting on a highchair.
  • • Crying if she is not being held by her mother.

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