Pediatric Nutrition Exam III Vocab

  1. feeding relationship
    the relationship established when teachers and families are responsive to infants' feeding cues
  2. colostrum
    first milk produced by nursing mother; it is rich in antibodies and other protective factors to help keep infants healthy
  3. fore milk
    watery, nutrient-rich breast milk that is first released when the baby begins nursing
  4. hind milk
    milk from back of the breast that is rich in fat and calories and is secreted at end of nursing or expressing breast milk
  5. formula intolerance
    results when infants have difficulties and symptoms that appear to be related to the formula they are consuming
  6. infantile botulism
    a serious illness that results from ingesting Colstridium botulinum spores that germinate and release a deadly toxin in the gastrointestinal tract
  7. complementary foods
    any food or beverage introduced to babies' diets that is in addition to breast milk or formula
  8. pincer grasp
    developmental ability of infants to pick up items using thumb and forefinger
  9. high nutrient density
    describes foods that have a high percentage of nutrients per serving size, but are not excessively high in calories
  10. feeding problems
    developmental disorders related to the mouth
  11. oral hyposensitivity
    an oral motor condition in which infants have less feeling in the mouth and are not entirely aware of where food is when it is placed within the mouth
  12. oral hypersensitivity
    an oral motor condition in which infants are overly aware of foods placed in or near the mouth
  13. oral motor delay
    a developmental delay that can result in weak oral muscles and tongue movement such that difficulties occur in chewing
  14. corrected age
    number of weeks a baby is born early subtracted from baby's current age in weeks
  15. cleft lip
    birth defect in which lip does not grow together
  16. cleft palate
    birth defect that consists of an opening in the roof of the mouth
  17. extended breast-feeding
    practice of mothers who continue to nurse their toddlers after they have reached 1 year of age
  18. selective eaters
    children who make very limited food choices
  19. food neophobia
    term used to describe fear of new foods
  20. food jag
    persistent eating by young children of a limited number of favorite foods for a period of time
  21. anorexia nervosa
    eating disorder that is caused by a distortion of body image, characterized by the severe restriction of food intake resulting in significant, and sometimes life threatening, weight loss
  22. bulimia nervosa
    eating disorder that entails periods of binge eating followed by purging activities such as vomiting, using laxatives, or excessive exercising
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Pediatric Nutrition Exam III Vocab
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