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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

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ISBN: 9781337919333

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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
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Questions 3, 4, 5, and 6 concern an infant who was born at 32 weeks gestation and weighed 1200g (2 lb 10 oz).

He is now three months old. Answer true or false for each statement.

Standard infant formula would be appropriate at this time.

____ True

____False

Summary Introduction

To explain: Whether the statement, “Standard infant formula would be appropriate at this time” is true or false.

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.

Explanation

An infant was born premature at 32 weeks of gestation. At the time of birth, the infant was weighed 2lb 10oz which is approximately 1200g. Now, he is three months old.

Breast milk is an optimal source of nutrition for the infant. When breastfeeding is not possible, then infant formula is a safe and effective alternative for infant nutrition. When breast milk is absent or contraindicated, the preterm infant formula is available for the infant...

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