Flashcards in Principles of Infant Nutrition Deck (11):
What capacity (in mls) does a newborns stomach have?
What is the gastric emptying time of a newborn (in hours)
What nutrient increases gastric emptying time and what reduces it?
What is colonisation of the bowel?
Rise in Ph over first few weeks which allows commensals (friendly bacteria) - essential to production of Vit K & Vit B (also allows pathogens to survive)
What is synthesised in a newborn's liver and is essential for billirubin conjugation?
What FOUR nutrients does a newborn require within the first few hours of birth?
What is meconium?
Dark sticky stool passed in the first 24hrs of birth
What colour of stool is produced at 4 days old?
Within how many hours of birth do most babies pass urine?
What is colostrum?
The initial milk produced by the mother.
Contains high levels of immunoglobulins, antibodies,anti infective proteins.
Higher levels of vitamin K then mature milk.