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Life threatening hypernatraemic dehydration in breast fed babies
  1. M K Caglar,
  2. I Özer,
  3. F S Altugan
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziosmanpaþa University, Tokat, Turkey; mkc@ttnet.net.tr

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We have read with great interest the article by Shroff et al.1 Weight loss up to an acceptable degree (<10%) is a physiological event unless a negative imbalance occurs between weight loss and milk production. We have recently shared our experiences related to risk factors for excess weight loss and hypernatraemia in exclusively breast fed infants.2

Data were prospectively obtained from exclusively …

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