Thursday, 8 September 2016

Video: Feeding a Newborn


A premature neonate may receive fluids and nutrition through an intravenous (IV line) if extremely premature or has breathing difficulties. Alternatively, they may receive milk through a small tube that is passed through the nose (nasogastric tube) or mouth (orogastric tube) into the stomach.

This is done because a premature neonate is not mature enough to co-ordinate sucking, swallowing and breathing until about 32-34 weeks.

No comments:

Post a Comment

The end of circumcision?

A post shared by Dr. HealthThenMore (HTM) (@healththenmore) on Feb 20, 2018 at 8:30pm PST Is this the beginning of the end of m...