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Neonates and infants 

Neonates and infants
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Neonates and infants
Author(s):

Francoise van Dorp

and Chantal Simon

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199215683.003.0003
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date: 07 May 2021

Problems of prematurity 62

Minor problems of neonates and small babies 64

Feeding babies and toddlers 66

Neonatal jaundice and pyloric stenosis 70

Congenital infections and infections transmitted during birth 72

Genetic problems 76

Sudden infant death syndrome 80

Any baby born at <37wk. gestation is considered premature, although most born at 36wk. gestation have few problems and babies born as early as 32wk. do very well, many needing only tube feeding and warmth. Although some babies of 23–24wk. gestation now survive, survival is rare and there is a high incidence of disability in these extremely premature babies. Prematurity affects all systems of the body and in general the problems are worse the more premature the baby....

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