Time of passage of First Stool in Newborns in a Tertiary Health Facility in Southern Nigeria

@inproceedings{Okoro2013TimeOP,
  title={Time of passage of First Stool in Newborns in a Tertiary Health Facility in Southern Nigeria},
  author={Philemon Ekemenye Okoro and Cosmos Emeonye Enyindah},
  booktitle={Nigerian journal of surgery : official publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society},
  year={2013}
}
INTRODUCTION The first stool passed by the newborn, the meconium, is different from the ordinary stool both in its nature and its implication. Delayed or non-passage of the meconium may represent a number of clinical conditions. In this study, we sought to identify what should be considered delayed passage of meconium in our babies. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To investigate the timing of passage of first stool in Nigerian neonates and whether it is influenced by gender, birth weight, maternal age… CONTINUE READING

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