The Importance of Infant and Toddler Nutrition

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Essay #: 051847
Total text length is 4,940 characters (approximately 3.4 pages).

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The Importance of Infant and Toddler Nutrition
Whilst adequate levels of nutrition may be said to be an important health consideration for all of us it is particularly the case for infants and toddlers.  Rapidly growing skeletal systems, neurological systems and other structures require a constant supply of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.  This short essay will review some of the main considerations in this area.
For newborns and other infants the nutritional properties of breast milk is a central consideration.  Breast milk contains all the nutritional components necessary for infant development and is recommended over formula feeding (Venter & Dean, 2008, p. 726).  There are certain properties of breast milk than means that it has...
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.....ssential minerals and vitamins.
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