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Handling & Feeding Infants. HPC 3O March 20 th , 2013. Neck muscles can’t support their head. Handling a Baby. Shaken Baby Syndrome How to handle a stressful situation: Put baby down in a safe place and go to another room to calm down Ask a friend or relative to care for baby

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Handling feeding infants

Handling & Feeding Infants

HPC 3O

March 20th, 2013



Gentle handling

  • Shaken Baby Syndrome

    How to handle a stressful situation:

  • Put baby down in a safe place and go to another room to calm down

  • Ask a friend or relative to care for baby

  • Take deep breaths or look out window

  • Call someone and talk about your problem until calm

Gentle Handling


Feeding a baby

Feeding a Baby


Feeding methods

  • 1st year  breast milk or formula

  • When feeding from bottle  head and neck to be supported, head well above stomach, hold bottle @ an angle

Feeding Methods


Feeding methods1

  • Warming bottle  place bottle in water boiling on stove until bottle is lukewarm

  • Never use microwave!  hot spots in formula

Feeding Methods


Burping the baby

Burping the Baby


Introducing new foods

Introducing New Foods


Introducing new foods tips

Introducing New Foods – Tips!



Self feeding

  • 8-10 months from a cup

  • Provide finger foods as encouragement!

  • Allow plenty of time for each meal

Self-Feeding


Self feeding safely

  • Cut into small pieces from a cup

  • Choose feeds that are easy to break  dry toast, rice cakes, cereal pieces, etc;

  • Stay away from raw veggies, whole grapes, candy, or popcorn

  • Just a few pieces @ a time!

Self-Feeding Safely


Overfeeding

Overfeeding


Inadequate nutrition

  • Enough calories for growth from a cup

  • Foods with nutrients

  • Food that is easy to digest

  • Adequate amounts of liquid

    If these points are not met, child may suffer from poor nutrition

Inadequate Nutrition


Homework

Meeting the nutritional needs of an infant might be challenging for teens who are not themselves inclined to have good eating habits.

Your task: Keep a record of the foods you eat for one week. Besides listing the foods, record nutritional values if you can.

Homework!


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