Nutricia - Common Infant Feeding Problems
This training will help you to confidently and appropriately discuss feeding problems with parents.
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Which of the following is not part of the diagnostic criteria for colic?
- a) An infant who is over six months of age when the symptoms start and stop
- b) Infant is crying, fussing or irritable for a short period of time
- c) No evidence of infant failure to thrive, fever or illness
How common is colic?
- a) Quite common – it affects one in ten babies
- b) Very common – it affects one in five babies
- c) Extremely common – it affects one in three babies
Which of the following may help a baby with colic?
- a) Lying the baby down during feeding
- b) Leaving them alone to cry it out
- c) Comforting them in a quiet darkened room
What are thought to be the potential causes of Colic?
- a) Digestive difficulties
- b) Hunger
- c) Tiredness
What is reflux?
- a) Gastric content being expelled out of the mouth
- b) The passage of gastric contents into the pharynx
- c) The forceful expulsion of the gastric contents through the mouth
What percentage of infants under the age of 12 months are affected by infant regurgitation?
- a) 60%
- b) 15%
- c) 30%
Which of the following may help a baby with reflux or regurgitation?
- a) Lying the baby down after a feed
- b) Feeding the baby smaller amounts more frequently
- c) Using a large-holed teat to bottle feed the baby
What has been proven to decrease episodes of regurgitation in bottlefed babies?
- a) The use of hypoallergenic milk formulas
- b) Moving legs in a bicycling motion
- c) The use of anti-reflux formulas
Which of the following is true of formula milks thickened with carob bean gum?
- a) Significantly reduces reflux episodes and regurgitation severity scores
- b) Has lower viscosity in the stomach compared to starch-based feeds
- c) Causes more irritability and discomfort for baby
Which of these types of teats may be required for use with a thickened formula, such as comfort or anti-reflux formulas?
- a) A fast-flow teat
- b) A medium-flow teat
- c) A slow-flow teat