What are the protein needs?
What are the protein needs per day for a 3 month old
Todd responded with this:
The recommended daily allowance (RDA for protein) is
0.8 grams protein per kilogram body weight (0.36 grams per pound).
It doesn't really go by age it goes by body weight. You should
multiply the body weight by .36 to find out how many grams of
protein are needed.
TB sent in expertise advice:
Newborn babies can expect to triple their
weight in their first year of life which is an incredible
achievement and one that requires careful nutrition.
Breast milk provides everything a baby needs for the first four
months, as it is perfectly tailored to promote growth in these early
developmental stages. Generally speaking babies should not be given
any solid food until they are four months old. A baby is not able to
digest anything other than milk before that age and early weaning
can result in a digestive problem or a food intolerance. For those
mothers who cannot or do not want to breastfeed, a special baby
formula should be used. Cows' milk is not suitable for babies under
nine months, although some experts recommend not introducing cows'
milk until after the baby's first birthday. This milk is difficult
to digest for infants and is nutritionally incomplete for a
Amr Shalakani shared his doctorate knowledge:
Regarding the "what are the
protein needs" question.....if we suppose that the infant is breast
fed, then he'll need none...he gets everything from his mother's
milk till he's 6 months old. If he's not...then it's 7 gms/kg body
2 minutes hate rambled this answer:
in response to the question of
the how much protein for infants, this is true. I consulted with a
pediatrics doctor since I work in a nccc (newborn critical care
center) and the standard is 3grams/kilogram.
googoogaagaa sent us this information:
this site has a lot of info on raising a baby I don't know everything that it has because
I just skimmed it but this should help.
Mr. Obvious gave us his final thought:
According to a 1985 estimate from the World Health
Organization, three-month-old infants require between 1.71 and 2.14
grams of protein per kilogram per day.
In a 1996 estimate from the same organization, three-month-old
infants require between 1.37 and 1.53 grams of protein per kilogram
The complete list of protein requirements for the first two years of
life can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.hini.org/HINI/firsttwo.htm
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