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Reflexes - Reflexes Reflexes are the newborns most obvious organized patterns of behavior. A reflex is an unlearned, inborn, automatic response to a particular form of stimulation. A wide variety of reflexes are seen in the normal newborn. Here are a few examples of some common reflexes observed in the newborn. Babinski- When the soles of the newborns foot is stroked the toes fan out. Moro- When the crib is jared or the infant is startled the arms flare out and inward in response. Rooting- When a babies heel is stroked it turns its head toward the cheek that was stroked and opens its mouth....   [tags: Papers] 624 words
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Neonatal Followup Clinic Report on Infant Patient - Michael was seen in the Neonatal Followup Clinic on November 14, 2013 at 4 months 11 days corrected age. As you may recall, Michael was born at 32 + 2 weeks gestational age with a birth weight of 1600 grams. His neonatal course was complicated by respiratory distress and CPAP for 8 days. He had some hyperbilirubinemia and rule out sepsis. There were issues with IV access and he was on TPN for 12 days and required a PICC line. He had cellulitis and excoriation of the right arm which resolved quickly....   [tags: hospital, diet, physical, infant, growth] 626 words
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The Role of Nature and Nurture on Infant Development - Even though there are several theories on what a newborn infant is capable of, and not capable of, one thing is for sure-they are dependent on their environment for nourishment (food and love). There is a bevy of evidence to support both nature and nurture play equally critical roles in infant development. Unit five exhibits this with the use of an analogy in which it states: “To use a construction analogy, nature provides the materials to build a house, but if the construction crew doesn't arrive, the house doesn't get built, and the materials lie about in disarray.” (Michael S....   [tags: born in traits, quality nurturing environment] 562 words
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Fetal Brain Development and the Preterm Infant - ... Since brain development is a continuous process up through adolescence, an infant who is born even a few weeks prior to gestational week thirty-eight has a strong possibility of experiencing significant deficits in brain composition and development in comparison to other infants who were born full term. For example, due to medical and technological advances it would be possible for a fetus to be born at 24 weeks gestational age and be able to survive. “The brain at this point in development is a thin shell of tissue surrounding the cerebral ventricles, and virtually all of normal cortical and subcortical architecture has yet to be established” (Peterson, Vohr, Staib, Cannistraci, Dolberg...   [tags: brain development, babies, fetuses]
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Observation of Myotactic and Vestibulo-Ocular Reflexes - ... The effects of stimulus intensity and stimulus frequency on muscle activity were observed. The subject was a young, non-athletic female with slender legs. Increasing the intensity of the stimulus should result in an increase of the amplitude of the H-wave, which then decreases until disappearing altogether. Increasing the frequency of the stimulation should result in smaller H-wave amplitude. The second part of the experiment dealt exclusively with the polysynaptic reflex. In this case, we were observing the vestibulo-ocular reflex....   [tags: human reflexes experiment] 1514 words
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William Blake's Infant Joy and Infant Sorrow - “Infant Joy” from “Songs of Innocence” by William Blake is a simple song that highlights the joy of childbirth from a mother’s perspective. The mother asks the child what she should name the newborn child. The newborn names itself Joy, because that is all it knows. In contrast “Infant Sorrow” from “Songs of Experience” by William Blake is a simple song that focuses on childbirth from the infants perspective. It is a much less pleasant experience compared to that of the mother’s. The newborn struggles as it leaves the comfort of its mothers womb and enters the world....   [tags: infant joy, william blake]
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Infant and Toddler Neglect - Infant and Toddler Neglect Out of all different forms of abuse, infants and toddlers are more likely to suffer from neglect (Connell and Scannapieco, 2006). Severe consequences to children are the after effect of them suffering from neglect (Connell and Scannapieco, 2006). 71 % of children that are reported endure neglect based on CPS findings (Nicklas and Mackenzie, 2012) and one fourth of the children abused are less than 4 years old (Malik, Lederman, Crowson, and Osofsky, 2002). Neglect, a passive form of abuse, can cause detrimental effects physically, emotionally, mentally, behaviorally, and relationally to both infants and toddlers....   [tags: Infant, Toddler, Development, Suffer, Neglect]
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Child Development: Ealry Infant Attachment - ... Mary Ainsworth found through her “Strange Situation” experiment that there are three distinct types of attachment that infants form; anxious avoidant, secure, and anxious resistant (O’Gorman, 2013). Later a fourth attachment style known as, disorganized attachment, was identified (CITE). Secure attachment is linked to maternal sensitivity just as insecure attachment is linked to maternal rejection or unpredictable maternal response to an infant’s desires and needs (Kinsvatter, Desmond, Yanikoski, & Stahl, 2013)....   [tags: maternal-infant attachment] 797 words
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Infant Sensory Development - Have you ever wondered exactly how infants perceive the world around them. If infants are exposed to certain foods in their prenatal development and are exposed to the food through their mother during breastfeeding after birth, will they remember that particular food later on in their life and prefer its taste to other foods. Is their sense of smell acute after birth or is it acquired over time. How do infants use the sense of touch to form relationships and learn about the fascinating world around them....   [tags: infant's experiment, linguistic communication]
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Will Use of Stimulants While Pregnant Affect the Infant? - Stimulants are considered as a drug and are commonly used today. The question is will use of stimulants while pregnant affect the infant. A pregnant woman can be prescribed stimulants (Antidepressants) because of them being depressed and stressed out about everything that is occurring in their life while pregnant, but what many people do not see is it going to affect the infant long-term. Most mothers want what is best for their child and they want to make sure that their child is going to have a healthy life as much as possible....   [tags: Antidepressants, Infant, Pregnancy]
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Infant Feeding and Weaning in Three Countries - Evolution has insured that most women are biologically equipped to give birth and then nourish their offspring for a period of time by producing milk. At some point, young humans stop receiving food from their mothers’ bodies and learn to consume plants and/or animals found in their environments in order to meet their nutritional needs. Within most other species of mammals, this transition happens at roughly the same age and to roughly the same range of foodstuffs for all individuals (Dettwyler 1999)....   [tags: Infant Feeding]
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Rhythmical Patterns in William Blake's Infant Sorrow - Rhythmical Patterns of "Infant Sorrow" in William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience In Songs of Innocence and of Experience, by William Blake, we come to the realization that although innocence and experience are dichotomies it’s common for a reader of songs to detect experience in a poem about innocence and vice versa. To fully understand "Infant Sorrow" a look at the definition of innocence and its relationship to experience is needed. According to the American Heritage Dictionary innocence is defined as uncorrupted by evil, malice, without wrongdoing, sinless, and not experienced....   [tags: William Blake Infant Sorrow]
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How Infants Learn Language and Where? - Throughout the first two years of an infant’s life, the infant’s mind, body, and self develops tremendously. Just within the first few “days of life, babies attend to words and expressions, responding as well as their limited abilities allow” (Berger, 2008, p. 175). Infants begin to learn “language before birth, via brain organization and auditory experiences during the final prenatal months” (Berger, 2008, p. 168). Babies actually begin their language learning process before birth; this happens during the fetal period where they are able to hear noises outside of the womb....   [tags: parents, babies, infant's mind ]
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taking a Look at Infant Mortality - ... In the United States for every 1,000 live births six babies die before their first year and the United States ranks number 174 in the World Fact Book. A chart from the CDC shows the infant mortality rates in each state. It shows that in 2010 the in the south east it is more likely that an infant death will occur compared to the west. The CDC has a graph that shows the gap between male and female infant mortality from 1935 to 2010. During that period the infant mortality rate has been decreasing, but it has always been more likely that male infants die more than female infants....   [tags: strategies for reduction of] 901 words
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the importance of mother-infant attachment - Dr. Sigmund Freud thought the experiences in the first five years were the most critical for the development of personality. It is where it all begins. We all go through stresses in life but it is the well-developed adult that is able to handle stress and how they handle it. It all starts with attachment between the caregiver and the infant. The emotional bond that forms between an infant and a primary caregiver is called attachment. Bonding is a continuation of the relationship that began during pregnancy....   [tags: Child Development, Emotional Health]
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Heartbreaking Infant Morality in Ohio - ... If mothers were better educated on these topics the rate of compliance would increase and the risks that come along with them can be decreased as suggested by The Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality (OCPIM). Poverty has also been shown to play a role in infant mortality. Living in poverty has been linked to significant rises in stress levels due to lack of money, poor living conditions, and high crime rates. Women who live in poverty stricken areas are also less likely to have access to quality healthcare, and these everyday stresses cause an increase in stress hormones....   [tags: death, healthcare, premature]
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The Psychoanalytic Perspective on Infant Development - ... However, critics of Jung’s theory argue that the emerging field of epigenetics puts a damper in Jung’s belief in a biological predisposition for certain behaviors. “Epigenetics… describes the functioning of genes as a complex interaction of genetic information and environmental factors”, or in other words, certain genes only become active due to the influence of the environment or emotions (Roesler, 2012, p. 231). One psychoanalyst whose theory reflects societal influences is Erik Erikson. Erik Erikson expanded Freud’s stages of development with his 8 psycho-social stages....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, sexual energy, adulthood]
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Gastrointestinal in an Infant: Case Study - ... I was fortunate to have the opportunity to observe both procedures being carried out on HG, and following that, had discussions with the radiologist and radiographer with regards to interpretation of the imaging findings. From the x-ray, multiple dilated bowel loops with some bowel wall thickening was displayed. Additionally, pneumatosis intestinalis was seen; characterized by a ‘train-tracking’ pattern where the subserosal gas presented linearly within the bowel. This sign is pathognomonic of NEC....   [tags: Healthcare, Testing] 1128 words
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The Concept of Infant-Mother Attachment - ... Plus, it will lead to a life-long disability as a struggling adult. The emotional development (or lack of) alone can be very detrimental when the adult child is seeking friends and eventually an intimate relationship. For a child that has developed a secure infant-mother attachment the child is confident, less aggressive, more interested in exploration and able to problem solve (Diessner, 2008). The Ainsworth article refers that if several caregivers are involved, and the attachment to the mother is weak or strained, the child may show favoritism towards one, but there is still a special type of bond with the birth mother....   [tags: exploration, confidence, relationship, anxiety] 706 words
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The Debate on Infant Circumcision - According to a published report in the August 16th 2010 edition of the New York Time’s parents are choosing less and less to circumcise their new born sons. The article states instances of circumcision have declined “to just 32.5 percent in 2009 from 56 percent in 2006. The numbers are based on calculations by SDI Health, a company in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. that analyzes health care data”. Why are so many deciding to not have the elective procedure even though the rate of complication is extraordinarily low....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Mozart Effect and Infant Intelligence - In modern society intelligence is highly competitive and subject to scrutiny; therefore, it is understandable that a child’s intelligence is a primary concern for many parents. The Mozart effect, popularised in the 1990s, resulted in many parents believing that simply exposing their child to music composed by Mozart would improve their intelligence (Campbell, 1997). The claim was founded by research published in the journal Nature, which suggested that spatial reasoning could be temporarily enhanced by listening to one of Mozart’s compositions for ten minutes (Rauscher, Shaw & Ky, 1993)....   [tags: modern society, music, intelligence]
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - Imagine one night you are putting your baby to sleep like you always do, when you wake up in the morning to find that your infant has all of the sudden passed away in their sleep. This phenomenon has become a parent’s worst fear. Their baby has passed away from sudden infant death syndrome and there is nothing they can do or could have done about it. SIDS is a real thing and has occurred all throughout history. It is very important to understand variables that can increase your chance of losing a baby to SIDS, looking for signs in their cry that could hint towards SIDS and taking every step you can to avoid sudden infant death syndrome from striking your family....   [tags: Alcohol, Smoking, Sleeping Environment]
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Infant Learning: Brain Development - ... It has been proven in adults that sleep within 12 hours can initiate permanent changes in memory and cognitive function related to the learned stimuli. Therefore, the rapidly developing cognitive functions of infants necessitate even more rapid and consistent sleep cycles to foster their learning. Sleep plays a role in the memory consolidation process when the baby is awake. It has not yet been determined if infants can learn while asleep (Tarullo, Balsam & Fifer, 2011). Environmental Factors Among the many environmental factors that can affect infant learning, prenatal cigarette exposure has proven to be a topic of interest in behavioral teratology due to the large number of health eff...   [tags: social development, cognitive] 1111 words
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Nestle's Infant Formula Disaster - ... As a result many infants receive inadequate nutrition from weak solution of formula. • Nestle also gives incentives and gifts to doctors and in return pressurize them into prescribing Nestle products. In hospitals nurses were given lipsticks and perfumes. All the details about the doctors are recorded on the Contact Data Cards, which include entries for date of birth, wedding anniversary. All these details help the medical delegates of Nestle when they have to give special gifts to doctors. Nestle even categorized the doctors into different classes....   [tags: unethical marketing practices, endagering health] 572 words
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The Primate Mother-Infant Bond - The mother-infant bond is the familiarity and attachment a mother forms with her offspring. These helpless babies are reliant on their mother’s nurture for survival. This dependence reaches farther than a physiological need. Infants rely on their mothers for a wide variety of demands. The mother-infant bond is critical to maximizing the fitness of each individual, as well as the growth of the species. In 1976 Marshall H. Klaus and John H. Kennell came out with a book called “Parent Infant Bonding”....   [tags: Early Emotional Ties]
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Infant With Respiratory Difficulties - Name of Body System and Developmental Age: Infant Respiratory Patient Presentation: Include historical information including family history and genetic considerations, background as well as symptomology and tentative diagnosis. Maria is a six month old infant girl who was born at 40 weeks weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz. and 21 inches long. She is developmentally on track and up to date on all immunizations. Maria currently weighs 15 lbs. and 5 oz. and is 24 inches. She is breast feed and eats baby cereal in the morning....   [tags: nursing diagnosis with rationale]
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Pathophysiology of Guillian-Barré Syndrome (GBS) - Guillian-Barré Syndrome (GBS) derives from a disorder associated with a Campylobacter jejuni infection. Campylobacter is known with multiple pathologic forms of GBS, including the demyelinating and axonal forms. GBS can cause weakness in the limbs and an absence of reflexes. There is a weakness in proximal and distal, and often, respiratory cases are involved. GBS can lead to paralysis, depending on the virulence. If virulent enough, GBS will affect the respiratory system, which often leads to patients in ventilating machines due to difficulty in breathing....   [tags: axon degeneration, nerves, reflexes]
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Infant Development - During the first year of the infant’s life the most noticeable thing is physical growth. The infants weight is doubled in six months and tripled in a year. During the time of growth not only does the weight and height increase but as well the head and the chest that causes development of the heart, brain, lung and several organs used for survival. The bones of the infant start to harden as well as the skull. By the end of the second year of the infant’s life his/her brain has developed 75% of its adult weight....   [tags: The Human Body] 513 words
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Infant Trauma - There are many types of trauma that people experience everyday in our world. People can do awful things to each other, including violence, abuse, and neglect. Accidents happen that leave us feeling distressed. Some threaten our sense of safety and connection. These are all experiences that take time to heal and recover from. We must find a way to reconcile the life we had before it happened and the life as we know it after a tragic event. The pain of the memories alone can be devastating. It takes time and support to find a sense of self again, to feel safe in the world again....   [tags: Psychology, Health, Social Issues] 1401 words
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Infant Attachment - Introduction Infant attachment is the first relationship a child experiences and is crucial to the child’s survival (BOOK). A mother’s response to her child will yield either a secure bond or insecurity with the infant. Parents who respond “more sensitively and responsively to the child’s distress” establish a secure bond faster than “parents of insecure children”. (Attachment and Emotion, page 475) The quality of the attachment has “profound implications for the child’s feelings of security and capacity to form trusting relationships” (Book)....   [tags: Child Development] 1419 words
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Overpopulation: Infant Mortality and Life Expectancy - Due to over population infant mortality and low life expectancy are problems all around the world with rising numbers, they are becoming bigger issues. For both there are some solutions but not all the solutions work. Infant mortality is the death of children under the age of one year. Life expectancy is the average period of time a person may be expected to live. Life expectancy and high infant mortality have some big and small averages of babies dying all over, which can be a problem. Some of these problems have solutions and some don’t....   [tags: resources, consequences, pollution] 1886 words
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Infant Formula: Good, Bad or Innocuous - ... By the 1920's, parents were advised to add orange juice to their baby's formula to decrease the risk of scurvy. The 1950’s found over half of all infants being fed formula. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, most of the prepared infant formulas fell into one of two classes. There were formulas similar to home-prepared evaporated milk formulas but with added vitamins and formulas that were lower in protein and contained vegetable and oleo oils with added vitamins and minerals. The lower protein formulas gradually took over in popularity due to the unpleasant smell of regurgitated butterfat and the idea that the formulas similar to home-made evaporated milk formulas caused constipation...   [tags: mother's milk versus baby formula]
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Infant Mortality in the Philippine Healthcare System - Health is a fundamental human right. A person’s employment, social or income status should not be the binding force in order to receive average healthcare at a relative cost. Unlike the United States, the Philippines is consumed by a majority of its people’s poverty. Especially in rural regions of the country, this poverty epidemic has led to malnutrition, homelessness and disease. Subsequently, when healthcare is needed, these individuals do not have the means or finances to seek assistance. This cycle of disparity has not only led to the loss of a person’s basic human right, but has also affected the livelihood of their children....   [tags: fundamental human rights]
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Child and Infant Mortality Rate in Afghanistan - Afghanistan is a country in war and a country in devastation. Afghanistan has one of the world’s highest infant mortality rates and the world’s highest birth rates. Because of the high infant mortality rates, they also have many problems in health, sanitation, and a lack of food they have. Because of poor health and sanitation in the country of Afghanistan, the Afghanis have many sicknesses and diseases. Sickness causes high infant mortality rates. The diseases that cause high death rates are bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, and rabies (Demographics 2013)....   [tags: Demographic Transition, Medical Service]
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Infant Language Development - Language is a communicative system of words and symbols unique to humans. The origins of language are still a mystery as fossil remains cannot speak. However, the rudiments of language can be inferred through studying linguistic development in children and the cognitive and communicative abilities of primates as discussed by Bridgeman (2003). This essay illustrates the skills infants have that will eventually help them to acquire language. The topics covered are firstly, the biological aspects, the contribution of the human brain to language development....   [tags: Language ]
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Infants and Toddlers Development - ... There are many types of reflexes, such as, Babinski, moro, palmar hand grasp, placing, plantar, rooting and sucking, stepping and walking, and tonic neck response (UMM, 2013). Babinski reflex occurs when the baby toes fan outward when sole of foot is stroked. Moro reflex happens when an infant is startled, which is often triggered by loud sounds or sudden movements. Palmar hand grasp is when a baby closes their and grips your finger. The placing reflex is when a baby extends his or her legs when the sole of the foot is touched....   [tags: preschooler, school age, teen] 954 words
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Infant-Directed Speech and Its Effect on Language Acquisition - When infants are acquiring their first language, adults speak to them differently than they would speak to other adults. This kind of speech is formally named “Infant-Directed speech”, but is also referred to as “baby talk” and “motherese”. Infant-Directed (ID) speech has several properties that distinguish it from Adult-Directed (AD) speech. There is a debate over whether or not ID speech helps infants acquire language or is a hindrance in their language acquisition process Several experiments have been performed to test the effect of ID speech on infants’ language learning....   [tags: Baby Talk, Adult Directed Speech]
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Schaffer's Stages in Infant Development - Schaffer's Stages in Infant Development Attachment is the strong emotional bond that develops between infant and caregiver, providing the infant with emotional security. By the second half of the first year, infants have become attached to familiar people who have responded to their need for physical care and stimulation. Maurer and Maurer (1989) suggested that attachments are welded in the heat of interactions. (www.psychology.sunysb.edu) In other words, attachments depend on interaction between two people rather than simply being together....   [tags: Papers] 1813 words
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Empirical Research on Infant Development and Eye Gazing - Empirical research has investigated an infants’ capability of using an adult’s eye gaze to direct their own eye gaze onto an external stimulus (Reid & Striano, 2005). Hoehl, Reid, Mooney, and Striano (2008) wanted to further expand on this research and investigate this at a neural level. It is necessary that conclusions drawn from this particular study are applicable to all infants. Therefore, it is important that this research is reliable and valid and that any limitations of this research can be improved upon to help expand the field further....   [tags: peripheral, expression, face] 1766 words
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Relation: Infant Mother Attachment and Eating Disorders - The purpose of this paper is to correlate the links between infant mother attachment and eating disorder behavior. Throughout this paper the two main theorists that are looked at are Mary S. Ainsworth and John Bowlby. Mary S. Ainsworth’s framework of attachment theory began in Uganda, while studying individual difference in infant behavior, which is known as the Strange Situation. John Bowlby coined the theory of infant mother attachment based on object relations psychoanalytical theory and the conceptualization that infants need healthy maternal bonds for later functioning as adolescents....   [tags: Secure Attachment, Adolescent Behavior] 1502 words
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Is the Born Alive Infant Protection Act Justified? - Is the Born Alive Infant Protection Act Justified. One of the most controversial medical issues is the resuscitation of newborns that do not have a high probability of surviving. The United States enacted fully the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA) in 2002. The United States Department of Health and Human Services later issued the enforcement guidelines for the law (Conway, 2009). The department outlined the clinical procedures that healthcare providers needed to follow in resuscitation and care of infants born between twenty and twenty-four weeks gestation....   [tags: resuscitation of newborns]
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Lidocane Use in Infant Circumcision - Infant Circumcision: Can they really feel it. As an American living in the twentieth century, I can state with certainty that one of the biggest things we pride ourselves on is our technological superiority and advances in healthcare. That is why I was so shocked to learn that most infants who receive circumcisions in the United States go under the knife with no anesthesia of any kind. The explanation for this, although archaic, is understandable from a medical standpoint. The main reason that it took so long for someone to test these theories is because there are very rarely any complications with infant circumcisions, so the medical community looked at the problem with the attitude of “i...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Women, Infant and Children Supplemental Nutritional Program - The Women, Infant and Children Supplemental Nutritional Program was brought into legislation to provide supplemental food and nutrition to women of a lower income who are pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum and children under age 5. WIC has a goal of increasing healthy birth outcomes of women from lower incomes. WIC also wants to improve health of eligible participants during times of important growth and development in infants and children. WIC provides participants with milk, whole grains, iron fortified cereals, and fruits and vegetables....   [tags: welfare, social services, low income]
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Nestle's Infant Formula and the Third World Controversy - ... 7. Nestle Corporation will make women feel that they will keep their beauty by not breast-feeding their babies. 8. Nestle Corporation will continue being the leader in infant formula. 9. Nestle Corporation could reduce the “Killing Third World babies” accusations. 10. Nestle Corporation will influence women by making them believe that formula will make their children more intelligent, even to become geniuses. b) If the action is not taken: 1. Nestle Corporation’s bad reputation will change....   [tags: ethical application assignment] 539 words
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Infant Mortality Rate-Government Policy To Blame? - As of 2009, the United States has been found to have one of the worst infant mortality rates among the industrialized nations, despite administering more vaccines than any other country (Goldman, 2). The cause of this serious predicament has been debated by many people. Recently, a study was published which presented an argument that indicates that infant mortality rates have a direct correlation to the number of infant deaths in industrialized nations. The intention of this paper is to show that the government policy of mandatory immunizations should be revoked until the problem has been investigated....   [tags: Sociology ]
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The Women Infant and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program - ... The approved supplemental foods were fruit juice, infant and adult cereal, cheese, milk and eggs. Pineville, Kentucky opened the first official WIC site in 1974, and was operating in 45 states. On October 7, 1975 the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children was officially deemed a permanent program(The Library on Congress, n.d., p.1 ). In 1977 WIC added a third food package for children with special dietary needs, and also the law allowed State agencies to allocate three different types of food distribution systems which include direct, retail purchase and home delivery....   [tags: pregnant, breastfeeding, children] 1266 words
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Infant-Mother Attachment and Eating Disorder Behavior - Mary S. Ainsworth was fascinated in the association between infants and their mothers that she later coined the theory of infant-mother attachment. According to Ainsworth, there are three evident attachment patterns that will develop, secure, anxious and avoidant infants. Ainsworth felt it was substantially necessary for a child to transition out from a mother’s attachment and vulnerability to autonomy and independence as a factor in normal development in personality. One of the key points of Ainsworth security theory is that infants need to “develop a sense of direction and secure dependence on parents” before leaving the nest into a strange and unfamiliar situation (Bretherton, 1992)....   [tags: Child Development, Sociology, Ainsworth] 2168 words
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Infant Baptism and Adult Baptism - According to the bible everyone (adult or child) who recognizes Jesus and his works and try to follow him should be baptized. But in the bible there is no record of infants being baptized. Though many say this is because they are not able to understand the need of a saviour. Yet God places children as a high priority, when asked who is the greatest in the kingdom of God, Jesus responded, " Unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:3)....   [tags: Religion, Theology] 290 words
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Community Health and Maternal, Infant and Early Child Care - ... These factors may result in factual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or sense of dignity. The problem has deep roots and leads to the serious irreversible consequences that can break lives of a lot of the children. While being children the persons affected by ill-treatment suffer from stress that in further perspective may lead to the disruption in the early brain development. As an effective way to predict child maltreatment the authorities often apply public services, particularly in public health and education areas....   [tags: professional acts within public health]
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Analyzing Factors That Influence Infant Birth Weight - The birth weight of an infant is an important issue, as it plays significant roles in infant/childhood mortality and also has important health implications in overall growth and development of individuals.1 Birth weight has been shown to be an index of intrauterine growth and a reliable predictor of child survival and mental development.23 There are numerous research studies concerned with the factors that determine birth weight.4-10 Factors such as maternal weight gain, smoking, alcohol consumption, gestational age, maternal anthropometry and many other variables have all been the subject of several scientific papers....   [tags: Health]
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The Effect of Child Abuse on The Emotional Development of the Infant - The Effect of Child Abuse on the Emotional Development of the Infant to Five Years Old in the United States A Review of the Literature Child abuse is one of the most serious issues in the United States today. Child abuse is the physical, emotional/ psychological or sexual maltreatment of a minor. Neglecting a child is another type of abuse, and includes malnutrition, abandonment, and/or inadequate care of a child’s safety. Additionally, any neglectful act can lead to physical or emotional harm and in some cases death of a child....   [tags: sexual maltreatment, brutality, vulnerable]
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - Abstract Sudden Infant Death Syndrome remains the leading cause of post-neonatal mortality (under the age of one) in developed countries. The causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome have been puzzling and research is being conducted to solve this catastrophic problem. Having a child under the age of one makes me very concerned, along with any other parent(s), that the possibility of SIDS could affect any infant at anytime, SIDS does not discriminate. I am seeking to find the possible causes to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome so in the future deaths could be avoided....   [tags: Crib Death SIDS] 1846 words
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, a leading cause of death in infants under the age of one, has left medical experts unable to clearly define sudden infant death syndrome. After thirty years of research, the medical field has not discovered definite causes for SIDS. Medical experts have suggested many theories that have been studied and debated. In the Western world, SIDS is the most common cause of death for infants between two weeks and one year of age, but SIDS also occurs throughout the world....   [tags: Crib Death SIDS]
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION 4 II. What is SIDS. 4 III. SIDS Procedures 4-5 * SIDS Annual Rate IV. Risk Factors .......................................... 6 V. Current Research ................................ 6-7 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 8 More children die of SIDS in a year than all children who die of cancer, heart disease, pneumonia, child abuse, AIDS, cystic fibrosis, and muscular dystrophy combined. During the eighties, SIDS accounted for approximately 7,000 deaths, but that number dropped below 3,000 by the late nineties....   [tags: Crib Death SIDS] 852 words
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a mysterious phenomena that has managed to confound science so far. SIDS is defined as the sudden death of any infant or young child that is unexpected by history and in which a thorough post mortem examination fails to demonstrate an adequate cause (Hunt & Brouillette, 1987). It is the leading cause of death in infants in developed countries occurring at a rate of almost 2 per 1000 births. It most often occurs in infants between the ages of one month and eight months with the highest occurrence in the 4-6 month range....   [tags: Crib Death SIDS]
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Critique of Infant Determinism - Critique of Infant Determinism Do experiences during early years solely determine later development. In the second chapter of his book "Three Seductive Ideas" (1998), Kagan questions the overemphasis on the first two years of an individual's life. While not doubting its importance, Kagan suggests that perhaps more crucial to human development is the construction of experience, perception, and comparison of ourselves to others which begins during the fifth or sixth year of life. His argument is a valid one, regarding the fact that infant determinism overrates the importance of first two years in a person’s whole lifetime....   [tags: Papers] 636 words
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome      Sudden infant death syndrome, better known as S.I.D.S., is one of the leading causes for the inflated infant mortality rate in this country today. It is often misunderstood or unrecognizable. For the most part, the causes of SIDS are unknown to the general public. This is changing, however, as public awareness is ever increasing. Thus, the purpose of this paper will be to explain sudden infant death syndrome and its known or suggested causes. Also, the history of SIDS, the problems and emotional suffering that results from the loss of a child, the toll it takes on the surviving sibling, and possible counseling or other help that is available for parents wh...   [tags: Crib Death SIDS]
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the most frequent cause of death between 1 month and 1 year of age (Naeye). SIDS is defined as the sudden death of any infant or young child that is unexpected by it’s history, and in which a thorough postmortem examination fails to determine an adequate cause (Hunt 1987). It is important to consider both aspects of this definition in order not to ‘overdiagnose’ SIDS. A mistake of this nature would occur with failure to report a previous history of seizures, or if at the time of the autopsy a differentiation between suffocation due to rebreathing and SIDS was not made (Kemp 1993)....   [tags: Crib Death SIDS]
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Infant Immortality - Infant Mortality in the United States Trends in infant mortality are considered to be a barometer of technology and an accurate indicator of the health of a society. Despite technological excellence and numerous social programs offered throughout the country, the infant mortality rate (IMR) in the United States continues to be a national concern. For many, “infant mortality” brings to mind the deprivation and poverty found in third world countries. Yet in the United States, nearly 40,000 children die every year for some of the same reasons that cause infant death in underdeveloped parts of the world (Anderson, 1987)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1521 words
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The Impact of Child Abuse and Neglect the First Three Years of Life - The impact of child abuse and neglect on the first three years of life From birth to the age of three, there is immense growth in all areas of a child’s development. The various experiences a child encounters impact on these areas of development to a very large extent. When experiences are predominantly negative, children may develop various developmental problems that persist throughout their lives. A growing body of evidence indicates that child abuse and neglect can alter the process of the social, emotional, and intellectual growth of a child (Egeland & Sroufe, 1981; Hildyard & Wolfe, 2002)....   [tags: infant maltreatment] 1660 words
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The Central Features of Infant and Believers' Baptism - The Central Features of Infant and Believers' Baptism ------------- Infant Baptism Baptism is one of seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church. Infant baptism is the first of three sacraments of initiation to make a person a full member of the Church. The parents and godparents of a child promise to make their faith known to the child as it grows older. The priest welcomes the child into the Christian Community at the door of the Church and asks the parents and the god-parents if they are willing to bring the child up as a Christian....   [tags: Papers] 529 words
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Effects of Maternal Employment on Infant Development - The topic of this paper is the debate of whether or not maternal employment has any effect on infant development. Research on this described topic has recently become popular due to the rise of working mothers over the past several decades. Their increasing numbers in the workplace and decreasing numbers as stay at home moms are creating a number of different issues to be studied. The effects of maternal employment are determined by a number of factors that include, the mother’s job satisfaction and drive, amount of work, and the mother’s opinion of quality versus quantity time with children....   [tags: essays research papers] 1639 words
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Many questions about the causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), also known as “crib death,” are still unresolved. The mysterious and elusive nature of SIDS creates problems, doubts, and more questions. This paper will present some of the most commonly asked questions as well as the answers that have been uncovered by scientists after years of research and study. In 1969, researchers agreed to define SIDS as “the sudden death of an infant or young child, which is unexpected by history, and in which a thorough postmortem examination fails to demonstrate an adequate cause of death” (Bergman, 1970)....   [tags: Crib Death SIDS]
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or "crib death" is an abrupt and inexplicable death of an apparently healthy infant. Most of the cases involve infants from ages 1-12 months, and the event occurs during the night. Various theories have been postulated from research results but without consistency of the etiology. Since the death is sudden, prior diagnostic criteria or patterns are not available for correlation, although some near-miss infants have been followed....   [tags: Crib Death SIDS]
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome I - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is a traumatic and tragic disease that affects thousands of babies throughout the world every year. There is no way of explaining the death of a child that has SIDS and there are no real ways of predicting if it could happen to any baby. What makes SIDS even worse is that the source of what exactly may be the cause of it is still unknown. Advanced research in the last 30 years has dramatically reduced the number of deaths. SIDS not only affects the infants but also the families of the infant and it proves to be a very tough and emotional experience for them....   [tags: Crib Death SIDS] 1343 words
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Analysis of a Mother´s Education and Its Effect on the Infant or Child - The first article was about a study that analyzed how mother’s education can influence infant and child mortality in Uganda. The results showed that 92% of neonatal mortality is for children born to mothers with no education, 5% for children born to mothers with primary education, 2% for children born to mothers with secondary education and only 0.6% for children born to mothers with post-secondary education. The article also indicated that mother’s education and post neonatal deaths are negatively correlated....   [tags: education, mother, child] 648 words
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