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Maternal intrapartum fluids and neonatal weight loss in the breastfed infant

Rich, Melody; Dowling, Sally; Bray, Isabelle

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Melody Rich

Sally Dowling Sally.Dowling@uwe.ac.uk
Occasional Associate Lecturer - CHSS - AHP

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Issy Bray Issy.Bray@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Public Health (Epidemiology)



Abstract

Background/Aims Significant weight loss during early life can be of serious concern and assessing weight is key in decisions regarding supplementation. However, supplementation is a significant risk factor for early breastfeeding cessation. Recognising differential causes of weight loss supports identification of genuinely unwell infants and targets practices that support exclusive breastfeeding appropriately.This study’s aim was to identify whether maternal fluid balance/load is associated with neonatal weight loss. Methods The databases CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, EMCARE were searched for relevant literature. Data were extracted using a structured form based on the Cochrane handbook. Meta-analysis was not possible because of the heterogeneity of all aspects of study design and outcome definitions. Results Eight studies presented original data. Four reported an association between maternal intravenous fluid intake and neonatal weight loss, and four did not. No two studies collected the same outcome data at the same time, using the same comparator or intervention. Conclusions Further research is required to clarify the relationship between maternal fluid intake and neonatal weight loss in a clinically useful way.

Citation

Rich, M., Dowling, S., & Bray, I. (2023). Maternal intrapartum fluids and neonatal weight loss in the breastfed infant. British Journal of Midwifery, 31(6), 344-351. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2023.31.6.344

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date May 4, 2023
Online Publication Date May 31, 2023
Publication Date Jun 2, 2023
Deposit Date Jun 19, 2023
Publicly Available Date Dec 1, 2023
Journal British Journal of Midwifery
Print ISSN 0969-4900
Electronic ISSN 2052-4307
Publisher MA Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 6
Pages 344-351
DOI https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2023.31.6.344
Keywords Maternity; Midwifery; Breastfeeding; Diuresis; Intrapartum; Intravenous fluid; Newborn; Weight loss
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10853685
Publisher URL https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/full/10.12968/bjom.2023.31.6.344

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This is the authors accepted version of the article ‘Rich, M., Dowling, S., & Bray, I. (2023). Maternal intrapartum fluids and neonatal weight loss in the breastfed infant. British Journal of Midwifery, 31(6), 344-351’.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2023.31.6.344

The final published version is available here: https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/bjom.2023.31.6.344


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This is the authors accepted version of the article ‘Rich, M., Dowling, S., & Bray, I. (2023). Maternal intrapartum fluids and neonatal weight loss in the breastfed infant. British Journal of Midwifery, 31(6), 344-351’.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2023.31.6.344

The final published version is available here: https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/bjom.2023.31.6.344





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