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You are the registered nurse performing a health assessment on a newborn infant. From the functional health pattern portion of the assessment, you learn the mother is reluctant to breastfeed her baby. How do you respond? Explain the approach you will take to ensure adequate nutrition for the newborn, with or without breastfeeding. Provide rationale for your answer.
The time from birth to 4 months of age is the most rapid period of growth in the life cycle. Although infants lose weight during the first few days of life, they usually regain birth weight by the 7th to 10th day after birth. Thereafter infants double their birth weight by 4 months and triple it by 1 year of age (Jarvis, C. 2012) I would first start by assessing what is causing the reluctance of the mother regarding...