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Current thoughts on healthy term infant nutrition: the first twelve months.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15329633     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Because nutrition plays a critical role in infant growth and development, healthcare providers need current and accurate information in order to address parental concerns about infant nutrition. Although the benefits of breastfeeding are well recognized, mothers may decide not to breastfeed, and parents may have concerns about when to introduce foods other than human milk or formula. Findings from several studies indicate that parents continue to have questions related to infant feeding throughout infancy. Because nurses interact with parents during pregnancy, labor, birth, the postpartum, and routine infant care visits, nurses are a natural choice for parents to gain information about their babies. This article presents an update on select issues related to term infant nutrition, and specifically examines formula feeding, nutrient supplementation, introduction of solids, the use of juices, the vegetarian mother and infant, and infant colic.
Karen H Morin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0361-929X     ISO Abbreviation:  MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs     Publication Date:    2004 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-26     Completed Date:  2004-11-02     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605941     Medline TA:  MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  312-7; quiz 318-9     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Western Michigan University Bronson School of Nursing, Kalamazoo, MI, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Infant Care / standards*
Infant Food / standards*
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal-Child Nursing / standards*
Nurse's Role
Nurse-Patient Relations
Nursing Methodology Research
Parents / education*,  psychology
United States

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