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Dehydration and hypernatremia in breast-fed term healthy neonates.
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PMID:  16444059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of significant weight loss, dehydration, hypernatremia and hyperbilirubinemia in exclusively breast-fed term healthy neonates and compare the incidence of these problems in the warm and cool months. METHODS: During the study period 496 neonates were recruited. RESULTS: 157 neonates (31.6%) had significant weight loss (> 10 % cumulative weight loss or per day weight loss > 5%). Clinical dehydration was present in 2.2% of neonates. Of these 157 neonates, 31.8% had hypernatremia and 28 % had hyperbilirubinemia. CONCLUSION: The incidence of the above mentioned problems were higher in the warm months but the difference was not statistically significant.
Swarna Rekha Bhat; Patricia Lewis; Angela David; Sr Maria Liza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-30     Completed Date:  2006-07-18     Revised Date:  2009-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, St John's Medical College, Bangalore, India.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding / adverse effects*,  statistics & numerical data
Dehydration / epidemiology*,  etiology
Hyperbilirubinemia, Neonatal / epidemiology,  etiology
Hypernatremia / epidemiology*,  etiology
India / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Prospective Studies
Weight Loss / physiology

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