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

Which meal carries the lowest choking risk for a 9-month-old infant?

  1. a.      Scrambled egg, slice of sausage, buttered toast pieces
  2. b.      Vegetable and chicken dinner, soda cracker, apple slice
  3. c.      Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, grapes
  4. d.      Cooked carrot, applesauce, beef and macaroni dinner

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Choking is a natural response in infants to the blocked airways. Choking occurs in infants due to their poorly developed abilities to chew and swallow food. Infants have small airways and if non-mastigated food enters, the child may choke, which might turn out to be life threatening.

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer:

Option d. is given as “Cooked carrot, applesauce, beef, and macaroni dinner”.

Cooked carrot, applesauce, beef, and macaroni dinner are easily chewable food items, also these items can be mashed after cooking to feed the nine-month-old infant. Therefore, these foods carry the least risk of choking in a 9-month-old infant.

Hence, option d. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answers:

Option a. is given as “Scrambled egg, slice of sausage, buttered toast pieces”.

Scrambled egg and slice of sausage carry the lowest choking risk for a 9-month-old infant, but buttered toast pieces can induce choking in a nine-month old infant...

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