SAGE Journal Articles

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LO 4.2. Discuss the role of feeding and nutrition in the growth of infants and toddlers.

Lilleston, P., Nhim, K., & Rutledge, G. (2015). An evaluation of the CDC’s community-based breastfeeding supplemental cooperative agreement: Reach, strategies, barriers, facilitators, and lessons learned. Journal of Human Lactation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0890334415597904

Summary/abstract excerpt: The study discusses the importance of community-based programs in the promotion of breastfeeding and examines ways to increase the use of breastfeeding and support of mothers.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What strategies could work to promote and encourage breastfeeding?
  2. What barriers exist with respect to either the choice to breastfeed or services to support mothers who choose to breastfeed?
  3. How do states vary in their community-based services for breastfeeding?

LO 4.10. Analyze the roles of maturation and contextual factors in infant and toddler motor development.

Gabis, L. V., Hacham-Pilosof, K., Yosef, O. B., Rabinovitz, G., Leshem, G., Shilon-Hadass, A., Biran, Y., Reichman, B., Kuint, J., & Bart, O. (2014). The influence of a multisensory intervention for preterm infants provided by parents, on developmental abilities and on parental stress levels. Journal of Child Neurology, 30(7), 896-903.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The article discusses the importance of maturation and contextual factors in infant and toddler motor development.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What risks influence preterm infants’ motor skill development?
  2. How is maturation an influence in preterm infant motor development? What role do parents play in the motor skills of preterm infants? How can they enhance motor skills and how might they hinder the development of motor skills?
  3. Describe the intervention strategy used in the study. Why do you think the authors found the results they did?