News tagged with iv fluids

Restricting food and fluids during labor is unwarranted

Despite the longstanding, widespread practice of restricting women's food and fluid intake during labor, a large-scale analysis in The Cochrane Library finds no need for these restrictions and supports women eating and drinking ...

Aug 23, 2013
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Maternal IV fluids linked to newborns' weight loss

A newborn baby's weight loss is often used to determine how well a baby is breastfeeding, and concern about a baby which loses too much weight may result in supplementing breastfeeding with formula. However, many women receive ...

Aug 15, 2011
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