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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
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.

This infant’s nutritional needs can be met with exclusive feeds of breast milk.

_______ True

_______ False

Summary Introduction

To explain: Whether the statement, “This infant's nutritional needs can be met with exclusive feeds of breast milk.” is true or false.

Introduction: Breastfeeding 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 weighed 2 pounds 10ounces which is approximately 1200 grams. Now, he is 3 months old.

Breastfeeding is recommended source of nutrition when initiating external feeds...

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