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A Baby’s Diet A Baby’s Diet Jennifer Ceniceros PSY 104 Cheri Hansen June 6, 2011
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A Baby’s Diet A Baby’s Diet It seems that there is always a new study or an old wives tale that informs new mom’s on what their baby’s diet should be. I know that as a new mom, I found information flying at me from every direction, each contradicting the last. For instance, when should you start a baby on solid food? My mom was sneaking my baby table foods like mashed potatoes and Jell-o by three months, the doctors of course wanting you to wait until six months. Or when to introduce cow’s milk to a baby. My pediatrician said to wait until a child was one year old, my mom, doing it way before then. I found that my mom wanted me to start my baby on solid foods and cow’s milk a bit earlier then what the pediatricians were saying. This approach would leave less room for malnutrition, but open the door for obesity later in life. “Twenty-five percent of an infant's caloric intake is devoted to growth. If a baby's diet is deficient in either quantity or quality of nutrients, growth can be permanently stunted” (Physical Development). But what is the right quantity and the right quality? “Obesity is the result of caloric imbalance (too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed) and is
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2012 for the course PSY 104 psy 104 taught by Professor Hansen during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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