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Korean J Pediatr 2007 January;50(1) :85-88.
Severe hypernatremic dehydration in a breast-fed neonate
Yun Jung Oh (Oh YJ)1, Ji Eun Lee (Lee JE)1, So Hyun An (An SH)1, Yang Kyong Kim (Kim YK)1, Sung Kil Kang (Kang SK)1, Ja Kyoung Kim (Kim JK)2, Byong Kwan Son (Son BK)1, Yong Hoon Jun (Jun YH)1
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea
2Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Kangwon National University, Chunchon, Korea
Corresponding Author: Yong Hoon Jun ,Email:
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Although it is a rare condition, breast-feeding may result in hypernatremic dehydration. However, incidences might be increasing with more mothers breast-feeding. Although the early detection and management of hypernatremic dehydration from breast-feeding is important, its prevention is even more important on account of its serious complications. In order to prevent hypernatremic dehydration secondary to breast-feeding, it is essential to educate mothers in successful breast-feeding methods. An early follow-up after discharge is recommended. We report a case of hypernatremic dehydration secondary to breast-feeding in a full-term newborn that was corrected without any complications.
Keywords: Hypernatremic dehydration | Breast-feeding | Newborn
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