Life-threatening hypernatraemic dehydration in breastfed babies

Shroff, R.; Hignett, R.; Pierce, C.; Marks, S.; Van't Hoff, W.
December 2006
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Dec2006, Vol. 91 Issue 12, p1025
Academic Journal
We describe five babies, who were exclusively breast fed, with life-threatening complications of hypernatraemic dehydration secondary to inadequate breast feeding. An increased awareness among health professionals is required so that this potentially devastating condition can be prevented.


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