Lecture 11 Notes - HEALTH PRIORITIES FOR NEWBORNS-Strong...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lecture 11- LBW and Neonatal Health 10/06/2011 I. INTRODUCTION LBW Birth weight < 2500 g Premature (preterm) Birth at < 37 weeks - gestational SGA (Small for Gestational Age) Below 10 Th percentile of weight for age IUGR Poor fetal growth (in general) II. DIAGNOSIS LBW Weight PTB Gestational Age SGA Gestational Age Weight Sex III. EMBRYO DEVELOPMENT Embryo DAY 1 ( Fertilization) Fetus WEEK 8 Neonate Right before birth IV. MORTALITY
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
CAUSES ( 80%) 1. Prematurity complication 2. Neonatal infections 3. Birth asphyxia Neonatal Mortality - Weight = STRONGEST indicator of death risk (neonatal/post-neonatal) LBL - Weigh < 2500 g - Causes – IUGR/SGA - High range – lack of data -- > bias V. INTERVENTIONS
Background image of page 2
WHO RECOMMENDATION - Iron/Folic acid daily supplementation 30-60 mg/d) - Calcium supplementation – prevention of Pre-eclampsia
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: HEALTH PRIORITIES FOR NEWBORNS-Strong link with maternal health ( fetal programming )-Immediate EBF-LBW – Special care KANGAROO CARE 1. Skin-to-skin contact 2. EBF (Frequent) i. nutrients & growth ii. immunity (fight infections) iii. clean and safe iv. mother-infant attachment 3. (Early discharge from hospital) VI. LBW – IRON-Iron content Body weight -Recommendation-(1) Oral low-dose iron supplement at 2 mo – prevent anemia (2) Delay umbilical cord clamping – allows placental transfusion Benefits through 6 months of age-Infant iron needs > Mother Iron needs i. Baby depends on body (storage) iron ii. Breast milk iron content - LOW...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course DSOC 306 taught by Professor Stoltzfus during the Spring '11 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

Page1 / 4

Lecture 11 Notes - HEALTH PRIORITIES FOR NEWBORNS-Strong...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online