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CHAPTER 5 PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY PHYSICAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY THE BRAIN Because the brain is still developing in the infant, the head should be protected from falls or other such injuries and they should never be shaken. Shaken baby syndrome includes brain swelling and hemorrhaging, affects hundreds of babies. The Brain’s Development A baby’s brain continues to develop over years and years so the functions are important in that they must be fully functional for this to occur. SIDS Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a condition that occurs when infants stop breathing usually during the night, and die suddenly without an apparent cause. It remains the highest cause of infant death in the U.S. Low birth weight, infants with siblings having died of SIDS, sleep apnea , ethnic are just some factors that could cause this phenomena. NUTRITION Demand feeding is the timing and amount of feeding are determine by the infant.
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