Diet and nutrition | Social Science homework help
Lorenzo is 5 months old, and his mother breast-feeds him exclusively. He weighed 7 lb, 4 oz when he was born and now weighs 12 lb, 8 oz. He eats about every 3 hours during the day but only wakes up once during the night to feed. His pediatrician is very happy with his growth and development, but his parents are getting a lot of pressure from their mothers and aunts to start bottle-feeding and add cereal to his formula to help him sleep through the night. His parents are wondering if they should try this so that they can get more sleep.
- How would you describe Lorenzo’s weight gain and feeding habits?
- Should Lorenzo’s parents start giving him a bottle with added infant cereal? Why or why not?
- Are there any supplements that Lorenzo may need at his present age? If so, which one(s)?