When breastfeeding is beset by stormy seasMeyers Primary Care Institute Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Pediatrics; Meyers Primary Care Institute
Medical Subject HeadingsBreast Feeding
AbstractAn 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.
Rights and PermissionsCitation: Philipp BL, Walsh K, Merewood A. When breastfeeding is beset by stormy seas. Contemporary Pediatrics 2003;8:112.
Citation InformationBarbara L. Philipp, Kathleen E. Walsh and Anne Merewood. "When breastfeeding is beset by stormy seas" Vol. 8 (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kathleenwalsh/1/