You are caring for an infant who is just about 12 months old. Which assessment data is normal for the infant at this age?
The infant had doubled their birth weight at twelve months.
The infant had tripled their birth weight at twelve months.
The mother reports that the infant is drinking 60 mLs per kilogram of its body weight.
The infant had grown ¼ inch since last month.
Correct Response: A
The normal assessment data for the infant at 12 months of age is that the infant has doubled their birth weight at 12 months of age.
The mother’s reports that the infant is drinking 60 mLs per kilogram of its body weight and the fact that the infant had grown ¼ inch since last month are not normal assessment data. Infants are fed breast milk or formula every two to four hours with a total daily intake of 80 to 100 mLs per kilogram of body weight.
As the neonate grows, they gain five to seven ounces during the first six months and then they double their birth weight during the first year; the head circumference increases a half inch each month for six months and then two tenths of an inch until the infant is one year of age. Similarly, the height or length of the newborn increases an inch a month for the first 6 months and then 1/2 inch a month until the infant is 1 year of age.