PSY 2114 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: The Immature, Cognitive Development, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Because growth takes much energy, infants must consume more for their weight than adults. Breast milk is considered ideal for the first 6 months: balanced vitamins, protection against illness, psychological benefits for mom and baby. Formula provides similar nutrients, but: does not protect against illness, is dangerous in developing nations. Solid foods are added to milk at about 6 months: follow guidelines for which foods to offer when, offer only one new food at a time, expect some decrease in appetite when growth slows in toddlerhood. Malnourished: being small for one"s age because of inadequate nutrition: more common in developing countries, but is a significant problem in canada as well. Affects growth and development greatly in infancy, including brain development. By school-age, causes difficulty maintaining attention in school. Children are often listless, inactive, apathetic: unresponsiveness to parents often influences parental behavior. 80% of its adult weight at 3 years.

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