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How does nursing differ in neonatal, newborn, and postnatal care?

How does nursing differ in neonatal, newborn, and postnatal care?

Breastfeeding : Nursing immediately after birth, baby receives colostrum rich in protein & antibodies. At this stage, baby is just learning to suck the correct way. After 3 days, transitional milk flows - rich in fat & lactose.After 7 days, mature milk comes in - largely water but also includes carbohydrates, proteins and fat. Baby sucks better, regains birth weight and continues further weight gain. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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What is newborn jaundice?

What is newborn jaundice?

Excessive bilirubin : Jaundice occurs when a substance called bilirubin accumulates in the baby's body that may cause a yellowing of the eyes & skin. It is a product of broken down red blood cells that usually cleared by the liver, kidneys & intestines. As the newborn's organs are not fully mature at birth, sometimes more bilirubin accumulates. If the level is too high, it may need to be treated using phototherapy. ...Read more

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How does phototherapy cure jaundice for newborn babies?

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How does phototherapy cure jaundice for newborn babies?

Excrete via urine: Jaundice is a result of accumulation of bilirubin, end product of destroyed red cells. The bilirubins deposited under skin undergoes change in physical character when exposed to special light, i.e. To become water soluble. This change allows excess bilirubins deposited under skin to be excreted through urine. ...Read more

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What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

What causes neonatal jaundice in breastfed baby?

Depends,often normal: Mild jaundice is common & results from the baby's GI system just maturing & being able to excrete bilirubin. This happens when the liver becomes more functional during the first week or so of life. As the baby feeds, bilirubin leaves the body in the stool (hence yellow stools) & urine. If breastmilk is not yet in, more jaundice may occur. In other babies, it can be due to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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How common is neonatal jaundice?

How common is neonatal jaundice?

Very: Most term normal newborns become jaundiced peaking around the 3rd to 5th day of life. Their livers being a bit immature have trouble breaking down bilirrubin, the substance that make you jaundiced. This type of jaundice resolves in the first 2 weeks. If you are nursing your baby, the yellow pigment may linger a bit. Babies that are premature or have medical problems, may have more serious jaundice. ...Read more

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When should we do phototherapy in neonatal jaundice.

When should we do phototherapy in neonatal jaundice.

Doctor's call: Jaundice phototherapy management is a doctor's decision which follows by the AAP guidelines and VK Bhutani's curve. It depends on the infant's assessment: his clinical status, underlying conditions (e.g. sepsis), inherited diseases (e.g. G6PD), gestational age (lower treatment threshold for the more premature), hours or days of infant's life, bilirubin fractions, albumin level, blood type, DAT. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best formula milk for newborn?

Please recommend the best formula milk for newborn?

Formula choices: The best formula for one baby may not be the best for another. Four levels of standard formula : milk based, lactose free, soy, hypoallergenic. It is generally recommended to start with a milk based product (Similac, Enfamil and Goodstart are reputable brands) provided there is no strong concern for lactose deficiency or milk protein allergy. ...Read more

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What vitamins are best for ensuring a newborn baby is healthy?

What vitamins are best for ensuring a newborn baby is healthy?

PRENATAL: Prenatal vitamin containing folic acid should be started as soon as pregnancy is discovered or when trying to get pregnant will ensure your newborn is healthy ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can the environment of traditional neonatal intensive care units (nicus) influence preterm babies cognitive, and social development?

Can you tell me how can the environment of traditional neonatal intensive care units (nicus) influence preterm babies cognitive, and social development?

NICUs and developmen: The noisy and painful experiences in nicus of the past appeared to affect babies development. Added to that, the lack of parental contact has been shown to be detrimental. Modern, progressive nicus encourage parents to participate in their baby's care or provide surrogates (cuddlers). They cluster care to minimize interruption of babies' natural cycles. They decrease noise and other stimuli. ...Read more

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Who runs the newborn nursery== a neonatal nurse?

Pediatrician: Usually pediatrician and nursery nurse run the newborn nursery. Sometimes numerologist is involved. ...Read more

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Is anyone familiar with the program used to treat premature infants called kangaroo care?

Is anyone familiar with the program used to treat premature infants called kangaroo care?

Skin to Skin: Holding the baby with skin to skin contact with the mother. Helps to promote both physiological warmth as well as psychological bonding. Helps to regulate babies body temperature better than an incubator. ...Read more

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What is the best formula for a healthy newborn?

What is the best formula for a healthy newborn?

Breast milk: We are designed to eat milk from our mothers! our long term health is set in the first 2 years by the health of our gut and immune system and are benefitted from proper diet - breast milk initially, then healthy whole food prepared at home not in a factory and a daily probiotic to keep gut flora healthy. This prevents colds, flu, etc. Cow's milk would be a so-so second choice. No soy. ...Read more

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Who is the best person to care for my preemie? Resident, fellow, np, neonatologist?

Who is the best person to care for my preemie? Resident, fellow, np, neonatologist?

All: Looks like you are in academic center. In the best case scenario all of the professionals you mentioned work as a team and communicate with each other. Many double check points and an opportunity to get different opinions. The neonatologist is the person with more training and (usually) experience but it is important for you to be comfortable to communicate with one or all of them! ...Read more

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Treatment for adult with bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Treatment for adult with  bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Stop Alcohol/nutriti: There is no way to predict how high the bilirubin can go, it may go higher if you keep drinking first step is to stop drinkin second is proper nutrition naltrexone or acamprostate may be prescribed in some cases in late stage with cirrhosis liver transplant nothing will work if one keeps drinking, will lead to cirrhosis and liver failure in time. ...Read more

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How is neonatal jundice lead to acidosis , wish get gd answer ?

How is neonatal jundice lead to acidosis , wish get gd answer ?

It doesn't: Jaundice does not lead to acidosis. However, dehydration contributes to both acidosis and jaundice; therefore, significantly jaundiced babies who are dehydrated are sometimes acidotic. ...Read more

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Is gym with jaundice is troublesome to body ??? please assit

Jaundice: Depends why you have the jaundice. If it is due to bilirubin clearing problem (Gilbert's ) should not be a problem. If it Is due to ongoing liver disease, should discuss with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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What type of nurse takes care of newborn babies?

What type of nurse takes care of newborn babies?

Nurses assigned: to the nursery take care of newborn babies. They maybe LPN's or RN's. Some may be cross trained from Labor and Delivery or OB nurses or pediatric nurses. ...Read more

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Baby is gtube fed. Who on my medical team determines the diet and feeding schedule? Pediatrician, GI doctor or do we see a dietician/nutritionist?

Baby is gtube fed. Who on my medical team determines the diet and feeding schedule? Pediatrician, GI doctor or do we see a dietician/nutritionist?

Gtube feeding: If you are seeing a GI doctor, they should primarily be responsible for their feedings. However, your Pediatrician can also manage this in between your visits to the GI doctor as well. I would talk with your Pediatric GI Specialist to learn what the plan is for the feedings. ...Read more

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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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Newborn Jaundice (Definition)

A condition in which a new baby turns yellow due to a higher level of bilirubin in his body. Bilirubin is a byproduct of the breakdown and recycling of red blood cells. Healthy babies can have neonatal jaundice as a normal phase during the first few weeks, but doctors will still evaluate such babies to be sure there ...Read more