Neonatal Weight Loss at a US Baby-Friendly Hospital

@article{Grossman2012NeonatalWL,
  title={Neonatal Weight Loss at a US Baby-Friendly Hospital},
  author={Xena Grossman and Jana H. Chaudhuri and Lori Feldman-Winter and Anne Merewood},
  journal={Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics},
  year={2012},
  volume={112 3},
  pages={
          410-3
        }
}
Few if any studies have examined weight loss among term newborns by weighing infants daily for the first week of life. Perhaps because so few data exist, there is no standard in the United States for normal newborn weight loss. Our objective was to investigate normal newborn weight loss among infants born in a US Baby-Friendly hospital, by weighing infants daily for the first week of life. Using a prospective cohort design, infants born at an urban Boston, MA, hospital were enrolled within 72… CONTINUE READING
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