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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

Describe two or more factors other than nutrition that could impact growth of an infant with special health care needs.

Summary Introduction

To describe: Two or more factors that could impact growth of an infant with special health care needs other than nutrition.

Introduction: Nature and nurture both contribute to the growth and development of an infant to adolescence and then adulthood followed by old-age. Nutrients are vital in the development of infants, but there are other key factors that play an important role in the growth and development of an infant. Apart from routine healthcare, there is necessary for certain infants to have an extra amount of special care.

Explanation

The following are three factors that could impact the growth of such infants who require special health care:

  • The musculoskeletal system of most infants with special care needs is malformed in certain ways, thereby making the body structure weak. This increases the possibility of having less weight as compared to infants without that particular special need. Having less body weight implies vulnerability in the functioning of organ systems, which could impact growth.
  • A significant population of infants with special needs usually have brain disorders...

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