When breastfeeding is beset by stormy seas
Department of Pediatrics; Meyers Primary Care Institute
Health Services Research | Primary Care
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.
Philipp BL, Walsh K, Merewood A. When breastfeeding is beset by stormy seas. Contemporary Pediatrics 2003;8:112.
Philipp, Barbara L.; Walsh, Kathleen E.; and Merewood, Anne, "When breastfeeding is beset by stormy seas" (2003). Meyers Primary Care Institute Publications and Presentations. 332.