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

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


438 at 1 months to 844 by 12 months of age

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

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

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 ...

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