Severe hypernatremic dehydration and death in a breast-fed infant Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aftercare
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Patient Compliance
  • Patient Readmission
  • Point-of-Care Systems

abstract

  • Breast milk is acknowledged as the best source of nutrition for neonates. We present the case of a full-term newborn who was fed solely breast milk and developed severe dehydration and hypernatremia. The patient developed cerebral edema, transverse sinus thrombosis, and died. The literature on the uncommon entity of breast-feeding hypernatremia and dehydration is reviewed, and management strategies are presented.

publication date

  • July 4, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00006565-200106000-00006

PubMed ID

  • 11437141

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 175

end page

  • 80

volume

  • 17

number

  • 3