Infant Nutrition Requirements and Options

Overview

4.5 out of 5 (13 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

12

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Infancy is a period of rapid growth second only to the fetal period, with a pressing need to optimize nutrition to ensure adequate growth and organ development. This article covers defining nutritional requirements in infancy, appropriate measurement of growth, and provides an overview of common nutrient categories. This activity describes the nutritional needs of preterm infants, as well as selected pathological conditions in infancy, and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating and improving care for such infants.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals in nursing.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Outline the caloric need for the term and preterm infants.
  • Review micro and macronutrient requirements for the term and preterm infants.
  • Describe the growth indicators in assessing growth or growth failure and the importance of breastfeeding and donor milk in the nutrition of newborns.
  • Explain the importance of collaboration and communication among the interprofessional team to ensure the appropriate nutrition is supplied to term and preterm infants.

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