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INFANCY

STAGE

Physical Development

Early Motor Skills

Sensing and Perceiving

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STAGE OF RAPID GROWTH - at 3

months, infants have double their birth weight and have tripled it by age 1

   I N F A N C Y    STAGE OF RAPID

PHYSICAL

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   I N F A N C Y    Infants are not

Infants are not simply scaled-down versions of d

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   I N F A N C Y   

   I N F A N C Y    Weight and length

Weight and length at birth can mislead about

adult weight and

In the first few months of life, infants grow rapidly, gaining nearly an ounce of weight a day and an inch in length each month. By age 2, they have already attained about half of their eventual adult height

PHYSICAL

Infants are not simply scaled-down versions of

and weigh 27–30

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height

   I N F A N C Y   

   I N F A N C Y    In the first

In the first few months of life, infants grow

rapidly, gaining

nearly an ounce of weight a day and an inch

in length each

month. By age 2, they have already attained

PHYSICAL

about half of their eventual adult height and

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Baby

Growth

SIGNS OF A

Spurts

GROWTH

SPURT

Baby wants to eat

non-stop.

Baby will be up

more often at

   I N F A N C Y    Baby Growth SIGNS

PHYSICAL

   I N F A N C Y   

   I N F A N C Y    90-95% of infant
90-95% of infant days are growth free but the occasional growth spurts add up to substantial
90-95% of infant days
are growth free but the
occasional growth spurts
add up to substantial
increase in size.
Infants whose overall
weight gain outpaces
gains in length (height)
are at risk of childhood

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BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING

   I N F A N C Y    BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING

BREASTFEEDING IS BEST

FEEDING

NUTRITION AND

   I N F A N C Y   

40% of the body’s energy is devoted to growth - infants must consume about 600 calories daily

   I N F A N C Y    40% of the

BREASTFEEDING IS BEST

FEEDING

NUTRITION AND

NG IS BEST FEEDING
NG IS BEST
FEEDING

BENEFITS of BREASTFEEDING BREASTFEEDI

1.Breast-fed babies are ill less

often because breast milk

contains the mother’s

antibodies.

2.Breast-fed babies are less

prone to diarrhea and

constipation.

NG IS BEST FEEDING BENEFITS of BREASTFEEDING 1.Breast-fed babies are ill less often because breast milk
NG IS BEST FEEDING BENEFITS of BREASTFEEDING 1.Breast-fed babies are ill less often because breast milk

3.Breast-fed babies typically

make the transition to solid NUTRITION AND

American Pediatrics Policy on Breastfeeding

The American Academy

of Pediatrics reaffirms its

recommendation of

exclusive breastfeeding

for about

6 months, followed by

continued breastfeeding

as complementary foods

are introduced, with

American Pediatrics Policy on Breastfeeding The American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirms its recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding
American Pediatrics Policy on Breastfeeding The American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirms its recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding
BREASTFEEDI NG IS BEST FEEDING
BREASTFEEDI
NG IS BEST
FEEDING

continuation of

NUTRITION AND

   I N F A N C Y   

Worldwide, about one in four children under age 5 is malnourished, as indicated by being small for their age (UNICEF, 2006).

   I N F A N C Y    Worldwide, about one

MALNUTRITION

   I N F A N C Y EFFECTS OF MALNUTRITION

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   I N F A N C Y EFFECTS OF MALNUTRITION   

LOCOMOT

ION

EARLY MOTOR

When young babies reach for objects, they don’t seem to prefer one hand over the other; they use their left and right hands interchangeably.

By the first birthday, however, most youngsters are emergent right-handers. They use their left hand to steady the toy while the right hand manipulates