What are the energy requirements of a new born baby?

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First answer by Yulia Crowder. Last edit by Yulia Crowder.
Until a baby reaches 6 months of age, its energy requirements are about 100-110 kcal/kg/day. From there until it reaches 1 year of age, its requirement goes down to 90-100 kcal/kg/day. It uses this energy for metabolism, physical activities and growth. Supplementary food may be started for the baby after it is 6 months of age. Reference: Dietary Fats and Health, by E G Perkins, W J Visek, Pg 283

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