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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

Questions 3,4, and 5 concern an infant who was born at 32 weeks gestation and weighed 1200 grams (2 pounds 10 ounces). He is now 3 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 1200 grams. Now, he is 3 months old.

Breast milk is the optimal source of nutrition for the infant. When breast milk is absent or contraindicated, the preterm infant formula is available for the infant...

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