International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 13, Issue 2, February 2023 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Inadequate feeding and excess sodium in neonates causing double trouble - A case series
      Dr Rhea Singh, Dr Deepali Ambike, Dr. Sandhya Haribhakta, Dr Rajesh Kulkarni, Dr Suryakant Mundlod, DrSeema Soni
Abstract: Hypernatremic dehydration manifests typically in neonates in the first 2 weeks of life. Early post-partum discharge with lack of knowledge about techniques and adequacy of breast feeding in mothers, primi-parity, anxious elderly mother with lactation problems and caesarean delivery are major risk factors. Most of these babies are seen during the summer months. The common presenting features include excessive weight loss, hyperthermia, jaundice, lethargy and poor feeding. We present herewith the clinical characteristics and the challenges we encountered in managing 6 babies with Hypernatremic dehydration with life‐threatening complications. An increased awareness among health professionals is required so that this potentially devastating condition can be prevented.

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Dr Rhea Singh, Dr Deepali Ambike, Dr. Sandhya Haribhakta, Dr Rajesh Kulkarni, Dr Suryakant Mundlod, DrSeema Soni (2023); Inadequate feeding and excess sodium in neonates causing double trouble - A case series; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP) 13(02) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.13.02.2023.p13422

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