Question: a mother has been breast feeding her baby boy and...
A mother has been breast feeding her baby boy and started to notice that his legs seemed to bow outwards. When she went to the doctor, he suggested that she either give her son additional nutritional supplements to baby’s breast milk diet or that she entirely switch to giving her son formula and stop breast feeding.
1. What skeletal condition does her son have?
2. What nutrient is most likely lacking in the mother’s breast milk that requires her to give her son either formula or nutritional supplements?
3. Describe the anatomy of the baby boy’s “bones” that are causing them to be bow legged.