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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

What is an accurate statement about newborn infants?

  1. a. The large-for-gestational-age infant is born at or after 42 weeks’ gestation.
  2. b. The newborn rooting reflex may interfere with an infant’s ability to bottle feed.
  3. c. Newborn reflexes promote the coordination of feeding and breathing.
  4. d. The ability to sit is achieved with the help of newborn reflexes.

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Reflexes associated with feeding and breathing play a important role in child development and thier growth. They  provide coordination to the entire body.

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer:

Option c. is given as “Newborn reflexes promote the coordination of feeding and breathing”.

Newborn reflexes promote sucking, swallowing, and breathing coordination which are considered as successful feeding. These enhance the gross motor skills and body movement.

Hence, option c. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answers:

Option a. is given as “The large-for-gestational-age infant is born at or after 42 weeks gestation”. The gestational-age infant is born at 37 weeks of gestation. Hence, option a...

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