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Early weight loss and weight gain in healthy, full-term, exclusively-breastfed infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24804521     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
All infants lose weight after they are born, no matter what or how they are fed. However, there are conflicting opinions about what constitutes a normal newborn weight loss, especially in exclusively-breastfed infants, and about when interventions, such as supplemental feedings, should be considered. This review will: Present evidence for the amount and timing of initial weight loss and timing of birth weight recovery. Explain the normal physiology of the newborn infant in the early days of life. Determine whether intrapartum intravenous (IV) fluids cause excessive weight loss in some newborn infants. Present information which should allow health professionals to make an informed assessment of what is contributing to an individual newborn infant's weight loss.
Susan Tawia; Liz McGuire
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Breastfeeding review : professional publication of the Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0729-2759     ISO Abbreviation:  Breastfeed Rev     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-05-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9616903     Medline TA:  Breastfeed Rev     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-42     Citation Subset:  K    
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