Chapter 31 Case Study

Chapter 31 Case Study

Infant Care

Gabe is a 4-week-old breastfed male infant born at 39 weeks of gestation by SVD at home. Mom states that she is feeding him on demand every 3 hours.

Subjective Data Mother states patient still “sleeps a lot” Voids several times a day

Objective Data Birth Weight: 3.6 kg Current Weight: 4 kg No immunizations

1- Is Gabe behind on his immunizations?




2- Is Gabe’s weight gain appropriate?



3- What safety teaching is appropriate for the nurse to provide Gabe’s parents?