New Mexico WIC Pre- and Post-test

  1. Identify an example of an early feeding cue in a newborn:
    1. Avoids direct eye contact.
    2. Passes a normal stool.
    3. Sleeps 3-4 hours at night.
    4. Begins to wiggle and squirm.


  1. Which information about a two-week-old breastfeeding baby indicates the need for more support and education to ensure adequate nutrition?
    1. Baby regains birthweight by two weeks of age.
    2. Baby now gains ½ ounce a day.
    3. Baby has one stool a day.
    4. Baby needs to breastfeed every 2-3 hours at night


  1. (True or False) According to Dr. T. Berry Brazelton’s “Touchpoints” theory, a surge in a baby’s development temporarily improves a baby’s eating and sleeping patterns.


  1. A four-year-old shakes a rattle for his one-week-old sister. The baby turns away from her brother, gets pale in the face, and is a bit jerky with her movements. Which statement BEST describes this baby’s behavior?
    1. The baby’s behavior indicates the need for more stimulation.
    2. The baby’s behavior demonstrates the beginning of a bonding problem.
    3. The baby’s behavior indicates her need for sleep.
    4. The baby’s behavior indicates a response to too much stimulation.


  1. Which of the following is a sign of over-stimulation in a baby whose mother is bringing him to the breast?
    1. Baby has a bowel movement.
    2. Baby squeezes his eyes shut.
    3. Baby bobs his head getting to the nipple.
    4. Baby roots toward the nipple.


  1. A full-term baby typically increases her daily crying:
    1. At one week old.
    2. At two weeks old.
    3. At three weeks old.
    4. At four weeks old.


  1. (True or False) A one-month-old breastfeeding baby is gaining one ounce a day. Over several days he drops from six stools a day to one stool. This change indicates a need to increase calories.


  1. Breastfeeding is well-established in a six-week-old baby. Every hour during the night he smacks his lips, briefly opens and closes his eyes, wiggles, and whimpers a bit. Which statement is most ACCURATE?
    1. This baby is not getting a restful night’s sleep.
    2. This baby needs more calories at night.
    3. This baby needs evaluation for reflux.
    4. This baby may return, on his own, back to deep sleep.


  1. (True or False) A four-month-old baby is increasingly distracted during breastfeeding. This behavior indicates that the baby needs to wean.


  1. (True or False) A one-year-old baby, on the verge of walking, is suddenly waking more frequently at night. The WIC counselor is correct when she tells the mother that the baby needs more nighttime calories.