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and products to enhance their life and their family.
The difference between a newborn and an infant is when referring
to a child less than one month old they are called newborn. A
newborn includes all prematures, postmatures, and full term
After the first month from birth, the infant will continue to be
categorized as an infant until between the ages of 12-24 months
an infant moves into the toddler stage.
Usually during the newborn
stage the recommended method of feeding is breast feeding. If
breast feeding is not option, then a newborn formula is
The ability of a newborn to obtain a sucking reflex is something
they are born with and thus allows them to extract milk from
either the nipples of the breasts or the nipple of the baby
bottle. This also includes the natural born ability of rooting
to find a nipple.
Historically, a wet nurse was used to feed the newborn
through infancy, however, this is becoming more rare in