As a public health nurse you are called in to evaluate a baby girl who has recently been placed in Show more As a public health nurse you are called in to evaluate a baby girl who has recently been placed in foster care. The baby has moved to your area with her foster parents. The birth parents are nowhere to be found. The baby is 5 months old weighs 11 pounds is 23.5 inches long and has a head circumference of 16 inches. a. Plot the anthropometric measurements in the above description on the growth charts available at http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/clinical_charts.htm and indicate in what percentile the measurements fall. Evaluate the results. b. Explain why the weight-for-length measurements appear normal. c. You obtain information from the hospital where the baby was born. At birth the baby weighed 3 pounds was 16 inches long and was born 2 months prematurely. Knowing this information reevaluate the anthropometric measurements you obtained at 5 months. Based on this new information evaluate the nutrition and growth status of the infant. d. The foster parents report that they are adding cereal to the babys evening feeding to promote sleeping through the night. What advice can be shared with the parents regarding cereal in bottles and sleeping through the night? Thanks in advance! Show less
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