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08 Chap 5 - Physical Development in Infancy Breastfeeding...

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Physical Development in Infancy Breastfeeding CDE 232 Chapter 5+ Timing of Infancy Birth to 24 months Growth in Infancy Avg. newborn 7.5 pounds/ 20 inches Infants tend to lose weight after their born because they don’t know how to eat yet after being cut off the umbilical cord After they learn how to eat they double their birth weight by 4 months and triple it by 1 st birthday 1 and ½ time birth length by 1 st birthday Breast milk and/or formula exclusively for 4-6 months Breast-feeding Colostrum- when lady is pregnant her body will start producing this which is like pre- milk. Very high in calorie. Stays in breast milk for a few weeks Breast milk contains the mom’s antibodies. Passes on to the baby and help babies get sick less often. Breast milk (and/or Formula) exclusively for first 4-6 months Recommended for 1 to 2 yrs Characteristics of women who are least likely to breast feed are: are women who have to work a lot, moms under the age of 25 because not understanding the
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