Risk factors for excess weight loss and hypernatremia in exclusively breast-fed infants.

@article{Calar2006RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for excess weight loss and hypernatremia in exclusively breast-fed infants.},
  author={Musa Kazim Cağlar and Ismail Ozer and Fatma Semsa Altugan},
  journal={Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas},
  year={2006},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={539-44}
}
Data were prospectively obtained from exclusively breast-fed healthy term neonates at birth and from healthy mothers with no obstetric complication to determine risk factors for excess weight loss and hypernatremia in exclusively breast-fed infants. Thirty-four neonates with a weight loss > or = 10% were diagnosed between April 2001 and January 2005. Six of 18 infants who were eligible for the study had hypernatremia. Breast conditions associated with breast-feeding difficulties (P < 0.05… CONTINUE READING
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