Neonatal hypernatremic dehydration associated with breast-feeding malnutrition: a retrospective survey.

@article{Livingstone2000NeonatalHD,
  title={Neonatal hypernatremic dehydration associated with breast-feeding malnutrition: a retrospective survey.},
  author={Verity H Livingstone and Charles E. Willis and Laila Osama Abdel-Wareth and Paul N. Thiessen and Gillian Lockitch},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2000},
  volume={162 5},
  pages={647-52}
}
BACKGROUND Hypernatremic dehydration in neonates is a potentially devastating condition. Recent reports have identified breast-feeding malnutrition as a key factor in its pathophysiology. METHODS Using a theoretical framework for breast-feeding kinetics, a retrospective chart review of all neonates less than 28 days of age who were seen at either British Columbia's Children's Hospital or the Vancouver Breastfeeding Centre between 1991-1994 was conducted to identify and classify possible… CONTINUE READING

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