The health assessment of infants | NRS-434VN
1. Educate the family about proper nutrition for the newborn: Families should be informed about the importance of a balanced diet for their newborn, and encouraged to provide nutrient-rich foods such as breast milk, fortified formula, iron-fortified cereals, fruit and vegetables.
2. Monitor growth: Regular monitoring of a baby’s weight and length is important to ensure adequate nutrition is being provided. This can help identify any potential nutritional problems early on that require intervention.
3. Supplement if needed: If breastfeeding is not an option, or if additional nutrients are needed beyond what is available through complementary feeding or breastfeeding alone, then a supplement may be indicated (such as iron supplements).
4. Provide appropriate follow up care: Follow up with a primary health care provider (such as a pediatrician) will ensure that any changes in nutrition needs are identified and addressed promptly.