Title

When breastfeeding is beset by stormy seas

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics; Meyers Primary Care Institute

Date

6-1-2003

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Breast Feeding

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Primary Care

Abstract

An exclusively breastfed newborn may normally lose less than 7% of birth weight during the first few days of life. A weight loss of over 7% requires careful assessment of mother and child. The following mnemonic (SAILBOAT) is a handy tool that offers a differential diagnosis for recalling the possibilities that may cause above-average weight loss.

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Citation: Philipp BL, Walsh K, Merewood A. When breastfeeding is beset by stormy seas. Contemporary Pediatrics 2003;8:112.