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Lactation Consultant Exam Prep

Category - Lactation Consultant

A major difference in growth between the fetus prenatally and the neonate is its composition in terms of water. Which of the following reflects bodily composition in terms of water?

  1. The young fetus consists of about 90% water.
  2. The neonate consists of about 90% water.
  3. The young fetus consists of about 60% water.
  4. The neonate consists of about 60% water.
Answer and Explanation

Your answer: -
Answer: A - Among the many differences between the young fetus and the neonate in terms of growth, is that the young fetus consists of about 90% water. The neonate, on the other hand, consists of about 70% water. As growth continues, the percentage of water in the body decreases. The adult is comprised of about 58% water.