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    What are the nutritional needs at this stage (infancy) in life?

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    Problem: What are the nutritional needs at this stage (infancy) in life?

    Solution:

    Calories
    438 at 1 months to 844 by 12 months of age

    Carbohydrates
    0-6 months 60 g/day of carbohydrate
    7-12 months 95 g/day of carbohydrate

    Fiber
    0g under 6 months of age
    5 grams of fiber per day by 1 year

    Protein
    0-6 months 9.1 g/day of protein
    RDA for older infants
    7-12 months 11 g/day of protein

    n-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
    (Linoleic acid [LA], Arachidonic acid [ARA])
    0-6 months 4.4 g/day of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids
    7-12 months 4.6 g/day of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids

    n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty ...

    Solution Summary

    List of all the major nutritional requirements of infants from the USDA (web link provided). Provide a list of specific nutritional needs along with at least one reference. Concepts discussed include calories, carbohydrates, fiber, protein, n-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, lipids, vitamin D, vitamin A and more.

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