Reducing the incidence of neonatal hypernatraemic dehydration
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    A Supplemental Nursing System for the Prevention of Neonatal Hypernatremic Dehydration

    Leven and Mcdonald (1) report on the common occurrence of neonatal hypernatremic dehydration in breastfed infants and how early weighting is an effective means of detecting this condition. Studies of this type are the “tip of the iceberg” of much bigger problem, that of insufficient lactation in primiparous women. It is well recognized that primiparous woman produce less milk than multiparous and that 16% of exclusivel...

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