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Open Access Breastfeeding Management for the Late Preterm Infant: Practical Interventions for “Little Imposters”

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Infants who are late preterm (34–36 weeks) may appear mature, but they are physiologically, metabolically and neurologically immature. Late preterm infants are at higher risk for a number of problems including poor feeding, jaundice, hospital re–admittance and potential breastfeeding failure. This article provides specific strategies for working with late preterm infants and avoiding these negative health outcomes.

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Keywords: BREASTFEEDING DIFFICULTIES; DEHYDRATION; JAUNDICE; LATE PRETERM

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2010

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