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Feeding challenges in the late preterm infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20085875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A late preterm infant is defined as one born between 34 and 36 6/7 weeks of completed gestation. The rate of late preterm births has risen 18 percent since the late 1990s. Data are beginning to emerge concerning morbidity rates and the risks these newborns face with regard to feeding difficulties, temperature instability, hypoglycemia, and hyperbilirubinemia. Feeding challenges place these vulnerable infants at risk for prolonged hospital stays and readmission after discharge. To better address the unique needs of late preterm infants, providers should establish individual feeding orders. This article offers research-based suggestions for caring for these infants in the newborn nursery and the postpartum unit as well as parent teaching guidelines.
Karen Cleaveland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1539-2880     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-20     Completed Date:  2010-04-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-41     Citation Subset:  N    
Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT 06457, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding
Feeding Behavior
Feeding and Eating Disorders of Childhood / physiopathology,  therapy*
Gestational Age
Infant Care / instrumentation,  methods*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*

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