infant born to a mother with GDM is macrosomia, a larger than normal
body size. Other infant complications include hypoglycemia, jaundice, and
trauma at birth. Although GDM occurs in 2% to 13% of the pregnant
population, up to 50% of women with pregnancy-induced abnormal
glucose tolerance subsequently develop overt diabetes. Team
management is required for adequate care of gestational and preexisting
types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus.
List and discuss five major nutritional factors of lactation.
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Using the MyPlate resource (), determine a food intake
plan for a 27-year-old woman who is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds,
exercises for less than 30 minutes per day, and is exclusively breast-feeding her
How is physical growth measured? What are the NCHS growth charts, and how
are they used? What are the limitations of these charts? What are some clinical,
biochemical, and dietary measures that are helpful in assessing the nutritional
status of infants and children?
Describe the physical and psychosocial characteristics of the newborn. What are
the capabilities of the newborn's digestive and renal systems, and how do they
relate to infant feeding?
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