SUPPLEMENTATION WITH FORMULA MILK: NEITHER ALWAYS, NOR NEVER...

Authors

  • Luís Ribeiro Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Maternidade Júlio Dinis, CH Porto
  • Andreia Oliveira Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Maternidade Júlio Dinis, CH Porto
  • Ana Guedes Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Maternidade Júlio Dinis, CH Porto
  • Luísa Lopes Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Maternidade Júlio Dinis, CH Porto
  • Paula Rocha Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Maternidade Júlio Dinis, CH Porto
  • Ana Cristina Braga Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Maternidade Júlio Dinis, CH Porto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v22.i2.10772

Keywords:

Dehydratation, hypernatremia, breastfeeding, newborn.

Abstract

Breastfeeding generates clear beneÞ ts for child and the mother’s health. However, when improperly performed, breastfeeding can cause serious consequences to the newborn, such as severe hypernatraemic dehydration and related complications. Despite the importance of early detection and treatment, prevention is fundamental. For this reason, it is crucial that strategies that support the process of correctly breastfeeding continue to be promoted. The authors describe the case of a newborn with hypernatraemic dehydration resulting from inadequate breastfeeding.

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Published

2017-01-31

How to Cite

Ribeiro, L., Oliveira, A., Guedes, A., Lopes, L., Rocha, P., & Braga, A. C. (2017). SUPPLEMENTATION WITH FORMULA MILK: NEITHER ALWAYS, NOR NEVER. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 22(2), 104–106. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v22.i2.10772

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