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Unformatted text preview: eventually feedings by mouth.-Use of breast milk decreases the risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis. Respiratory Distress Syndrome-The lungs are stiff and the air sacs tend to collapse completely.-Respiratory distress is manifested by visibly labored breathing, including retractions of the chest below the rib cage, flaring of the nostrils during breathing in, and grunting while breathing out.-Low levels of oxygen in the blood-Cyanosis-Without treatment, newborns may have damage to the brain and other organs from a lack of oxygen or may die.-The production of a substance that coats the alveoli (surfactant) is absent or insufficient. -The mother has diabetes, is a risk factor for respiratory distress syndrome-Diagnosis of respiratory distress syndrome is based on the symptoms, levels of oxygen in the blood, and abnormal chest x-ray results.-Administration of titrated supplemental --------------------...
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