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4th Annual Summit on Infancy, Child Nutrition & Development, will be organized around the theme “Novel Discoveries & Strategies for Infant Care”

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A newborn baby born powerless so they need regular care for survival. When they come outside the womb their first and important task is to adjust to the outside world. So this first two month of growth and development is known as the neonatal development period.

Key Points :

There are five states of Arousal in which infants invest their energy: normal rest, unpredictable rest, sleepiness, calm readiness, and crying.

Infants utilize crying as methods for communication—there are distinctive cries to inspire different reactions from guardians.

There are a few essential reflexes that an infant appears after birth, each with a particular span and capacity. The establishing/sucking, Moro, venturing, and Babinski reflex are a couple of the most widely recognized at this age.

Rooting or sucking allows the infants to find the mother’s nipple or bottle nipple in order to eat. It can be brought out by rubbing the infant’s cheek after this baby will turn in the direction of the stimulation and look for the nipple.  

  • Track 1-1States of Arousal
  • Track 1-2Senses
  • Track 1-3Reflexes

The most vital requirement for the infant promptly after birth is an unmistakable aviation route to empower the infant to inhale successfully since the placenta has stopped to work as an organ of gas exchange. It is with the support of sufficient oxygen supply through viable breath that the survival of the infant enormously depends.

Infants are mandatory nose breathers. The reflex reaction to the nasal deterrent, opening the mouth to look after aviation route, is absent in many babies until 3 weeks after birth.

The fruitful change of a fetus, which is inundated in the amniotic liquid and absolutely subject to the placenta for nourishment and oxygen, to a crying, the air-breathing child is a wellspring of ponder. Healthy babies (age birth to 1 month) and newborn children (age 1 month to 1 year) require great care to guarantee their ordinary improvement and proceeded with wellbeing.

Promptly after the ordinary conveyance of an infant, the specialist or medical attendant tenderly clears mucus and other material from the mouth, nose, and throat with a suction knob. The infant is then ready to calmly inhale. Two clasps are put on the infant's umbilical line, one next to the other, and the umbilical rope is then cut between the clips. The infant is dried and laid deliberately on the mother's belly with skin-to-skin contact or on a clean, warm cover. Not all conveyances take after a standard example. For instance, a few ladies need a cesarean conveyance or have complexities of work and conveyance.

  • Track 2-1Physical Examination of the Newborn
  • Track 2-2Newborn Screening Tests
  • Track 2-3First Few Days After Birth
  • Track 2-4Overview of Feeding of Newborns and Infants
  • Track 2-5Breastfeeding
  • Track 2-6Starting Solid Foods in Infants
  • Track 2-7Stools and Urine in Infants
  • Track 2-8Sleeping in Newborns and Infants

Baby and Newborn Nutrition is the portrayal of the dietary needs of babies and newborn children. Nourishment gives the vitality and supplements that newborn children should be healthy. A sufficient absorption of supplement rich diet is great nourishment.

For the healthy start of life, Infant nutrition is designed to fulfill the needs of very young children. As the infant or children who are under one year old don’t have mature organ system so they need proper nutrition which can easily be digested and that also contains a good amount of calories, vitamins, minerals and all extra nutrients which are necessary for the overall development of babies. As Infant’s kidney is also very weak so they need a proper amount of liquid or fluids.

Sufficient nutrition is very necessary for constant health and wellbeing during infancy stage. Infants must breastfeed for starting six months of life So that they can achieve all necessary development and growth. So to fulfill all the nutritional requirements infant must receive sufficient nutrition and clean and digestible foods, continuing to breastfeeding up to 2 years or more.

Neonatal intensive care unit is termed as NICU.

It can be defined as the care unit which is designed for treatment of prematurely born baby.

Sometimes it is also called as special care nursery. Infants or babies are sent to the NICU if they are born prematurely or if problems happen during delivery.

As many people take care of babies in NICU but most responsible for day to day care are Nurses

People who take care of babies in NICU are:

·         Neonatologist

·         Neonatology fellows, medical residents, and medical students

·         Pediatric hospitalist

·         Respiratory therapist

·         Dietitian

·         Chaplain

·         Pharmacist

The diet provides adequate nutrition for the child of any developmental age and aids in establishing good eating habits. These are based on the basic food groups with considerations of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for age. Food group quantities may be divided to include between-meal snacks. The one-year-olds begin to show a decrement in appetite and interest in food which should not be interpreted as “poor” appetite but rather normal for this age with a decrease in growth rate. To ensure that the diet is adequate in nutrients, one should select the toddler’s food carefully. Whereas, the nutritional needs during adolescence vary individually and according to gender. The period of greatest nutritional need coincides with the peak rate of growth during adolescence. The greatest need for girls is between 10 and 13-1/2 years, and for boys between 12 and 14-1/2 years. Since the growth and sequence of sexual development are related, it is useful to consider an adolescent’s state of maturation to assess nutritional needs accurately.

  • Track 5-1Calcium for Kids
  • Track 5-2Cystic Fibrosis Enzyme Replacement
  • Track 5-3Controlling Weight
  • Track 5-4Phosphorous-Rich Foods for Lows
  • Track 5-5Potassium-Rich Foods for Lows
  • Track 5-6Magnesium-Rich Foods
  • Track 5-7High Fiber Diet
  • Track 5-8High Iron Diet
  • Track 5-9Guide to Lead Poisoning Prevention

As a full time pregnancy last for 40 weeks which gives fetus time to grow.

If a baby is born too early then babies lungs is not fully developed which result in respiratory distress syndrome.

Bluish tint to skin, flaring of nostrils, rapid breathing, reduce urine output all are the symptoms of RDS.

As a specialist speculates RDS, they'll arrange lab tests to decide out diseases that could cause breathing issues. They'll likewise arrange a chest X-beam to analyze the lungs. A blood gas investigation will check oxygen levels in the blood.

  • Track 6-1bleeding into the brain or lungs
  • Track 6-2Collapsed lung (pneumothorax)
  • Track 6-3Blood infection
  • Track 6-4Micronutrients and Macronutrients
  • Track 6-5blood clots
  • Track 6-6Neuroplasticity
  • Track 6-7blindness

Breastfeeding offers many benefits to a baby. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients to help the infant grow strong and healthy. Some of the nutrients in breast milk also help protect infants against some common childhood illnesses and infections. It may also help mother's health. Certain types of cancer may occur less often in mothers who have breastfed their babies. Women who don't have health issues should try to give their babies breast milk for at least the first six months of life.

  • Track 7-1Benefits of Breast-Feeding
  • Track 7-2Planning to Breast-Feed
  • Track 7-3Breast Feeding Health Tools
  • Track 7-4How to Breast-Feed
  • Track 7-5Health and Nutrition
  • Track 7-6Feeding Patterns
  • Track 7-7Pumping and Storing
  • Track 7-8Common Problems

Understanding child development is essential because it allows us to completely appreciate the cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and educational growth that children go through from birth to their early adulthood. There are five areas of child development: physical, social and emotional, approaches to learning, thinking, and communication and language.

  • Track 8-1Prenatal Care
  • Track 8-2Development of Infants/Babies (0 – 2 years)
  • Track 8-3Social and Emotional Development
  • Track 8-4Early Childhood Development (ages 3 to 8 years)
  • Track 8-5Later Childhood Development (ages 9 to 12)
  • Track 8-6Adolescence Development (ages 13 to 18)

Newborn children and kids develop and create at a quick pace amid an initial couple of years of life. The advancement of both gross and fine engine aptitudes enables a tyke to go from a totally subordinate infant to a freely working little child in around a 3-year span.

Key Points:

The advancement of both gross and fine engine aptitudes enables a tyke to go from being a totally subordinate infant to being an autonomously working baby for around three years.

Net engine abilities facilitate the vast muscle bunches that control our arms and legs and include bigger developments like adjusting, running, and hopping.

Fine engine abilities include the coordination of little muscle developments, more often than not including the hands working in a joint effort with the eyes.

Kids meet a heap of physical improvement turning points in an initial couple of years of life, from strolling to attracting to self-nourishing.

  • Track 9-1Gross versus Fine Motor Skills
  • Track 9-2Physical Milestones

Cognitive development happens quickly amid adolescence as the mind keeps on developing and create.

Cognitive development alludes to the advancement of a youngster regarding data preparing, theoretical assets, perceptual ability, and dialect learning.

The cerebrum develops and develops quickly amid early youth, quicker than some other organ in a youngster's body.

Through a procedure known as synaptic pruning, neurons that are not valuable to the mind cease to exist, accounting for more important associations that assistance a youngster learn.

The procedure of myelination enhances message exchange amongst neurotransmitters and aids mental health; basically, it aids the improvement of cutting-edge cerebrum work.

The idea of neuroplasticity investigates how the cerebrum changes throughout a lifetime and how extraordinary territories of the mind can develop and adjust after some time.

Piaget's preoperational  phase of psychological advancement centers around the improvement of an idea through pretend play and imagery. In the solid operational stage, a tyke's reasoning turns out to be more coherent and centered.

Key Terms

Synapse: The intersection between the terminal of a neuron and either another neuron or a muscle or organ cell, over which nerve driving forces pass.

Myelination: The generation of a covering of myelin around an axon.

Neurotransmitter: Any substance, for example, acetylcholine or dopamine, in charge of sending nerve motions over a neural connection between two neurons.

Glial cell: Non-neuronal cells that look after homeostasis, shape myelin, and offer help and security for neurons in the focal sensory system and fringe sensory system.

  • Track 10-1The Brain During Childhood
  • Track 10-2Myelination
  • Track 10-3Cognitive Development and Piaget’s Stages
  • Track 10-4Preoperational Development
  • Track 10-5Concrete Operational Development
  • Track 10-6Concrete Operational Development

Emotional development is basically the way feelings change or stay steady over the human life expectancy. Social advancement is the manner by which people figure out how to interface with each other. Together, the advancement of both of these elements mirrors the adjustments in a tyke's feelings and associations with others that happen all through youth.

Emotional development is basically the way feelings change or stay steady over the human life expectancy. Social advancement is the manner by which people figure out how to interface with each other. Together, the advancement of both of these elements mirrors the adjustments in a tyke's feelings and associations with others that happen all through youth.

Emotional development is basically the way feelings change or stay steady over the human life expectancy. Social improvement is the manner by which people figure out how to collaborate with each other.

Emotional self-regulation alludes to a tyke's capacity to change his or her passionate state to either coordinate that of others (social), or make the tyke more agreeable in a specific circumstance (social and individual).

Intersubjectivity alludes to the mental connection between individuals; in youngster improvement, it alludes to the extremely quick social advancement of babies.

In the vicinity of 3 and 5 years of age, youngsters come to comprehend that individuals have musings, emotions, and convictions that are not quite the same as their own; this is known as a hypothesis of the psyche.


  • Track 11-1Emotional Self-Regulation
  • Track 11-2Empathy
  • Track 11-3Developing Relationships
  • Track 11-4Intersubjectivity
  • Track 11-5Theory of Mind

Parenting style alludes to the manner by which parents bring up their kids. The way that individuals parent is an essential factor in their youngsters' socioemotional development and advancement. In her exploration, Diana Baumrind (1966) observed what she thought to be the two essential components that assistance shape fruitful child rearing: parental responsiveness and parental demandingness. Through her investigations, Baumrind distinguished three introductory Parenting styles: authoritative parenting, authoritarian parenting, and permissive parenting. Maccoby and Martin (1983) later developed Baumrind's three unique Parenting styles by including the uninvolved or careless style, which has the most inescapable negative results over all areas. While only one out of every odd parent falls perfectly into one classification, these parenting styles, for the most part, compare with the kind of discipline a parent utilizes with his or her tyke or kids.

  • Track 12-1Authoritative
  • Track 12-2Authoritarian
  • Track 12-3Permissive
  • Track 12-4Uninvolved/Neglectful

For overall development of childhood of an infant, culture plays a vital role. As child development refers to the changes in biological, emotional, and physical state which occur in human from birth to end of adolescence.

So culture plays an important role in achieving all the development stages. The society and culture in which one grows up impact everything from formative developments and parenting styles to what sorts of hardship one will probably confront.

Key Terms 

Stereotype: An ordinary, equation-based, and misrepresented origination, conclusion, or picture. 

Racialized: Categorized or treated specially in view of the race. 

Milestone: An essential event in a man's life or profession, ever, in the life of some undertaking, and so on.


  • Track 13-1Developmental Milestones
  • Track 13-2Parenting Styles
  • Track 13-3Race, Class, and Intersecting Identities
  • Track 13-4Stereotype Threat
  • Track 13-5Examining Intersectionality

Young children can be naughty, defiant and impulsive from time to time, which is very normal. However, some children have extremely difficult and challenging behaviors that are outside the boundary for their age. The most common disruptive behavior disorders include oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorder (CD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These three behavioral disorders share common symptoms, so diagnosis is difficult and time-consuming. An infant may have two disorders at the same time. Other outside factors can include emotional problems, mood disorders, family difficulties and substance abuse.

  • Track 14-1Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Track 14-2Pediatric Malnutrition
  • Track 14-3Seizure Disorders
  • Track 14-4Mental Retardation
  • Track 14-5Learning Disabilities (LD)
  • Track 14-6Down Syndrome
  • Track 14-7Cerebral Palsy
  • Track 14-8Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
  • Track 14-9Bipolar Disorder
  • Track 14-10Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Track 14-11Angelman Syndrome
  • Track 14-12Community Pediatrics

Maternal and Infant care can be defined as promoting, preventing, therapeutic, care facility for mother and child. The main objective is to reduce mortality and morbidity among mothers and infants.

The main goal of maternal and child care are as follows

·         Child survival

·         Promoting reproductive health

·         Ensuring birth of a healthy child

·         Preventing malnutrition

·         Health education and planning services

  • Track 15-1Prenatal care services
  • Track 15-2Intranatal care services
  • Track 15-3Postnatal care services