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Supporting Breastfeeding to Reduce Newborn Readmissions for Hyperbilirubinemia
Nursing for Women's Health
  • Kendra Seagraves
  • Amanda Brulte
  • Karen McNeely
  • Ursula A. Pritham, Georgia Southern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-2013
DOI
10.1111/1751-486X.12078
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Abstract
Lack of breastfeeding support can result in inadequate feedings at the breast, putting newborns at risk for hyperbilirubinemia, severe jaundice and possible hospital readmission. Nurses can help prevent readmissions for hyperbilirubinemia by becoming educated about the risk factors for hyperbilirubinemia and by implementing preventive measures through improved breastfeeding support.
Citation Information
Kendra Seagraves, Amanda Brulte, Karen McNeely and Ursula A. Pritham. "Supporting Breastfeeding to Reduce Newborn Readmissions for Hyperbilirubinemia" Nursing for Women's Health Vol. 17 Iss. 6 (2013) p. 498 - 507
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ursula_pritham/21/