Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

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Keywords
infant massage; weight gain; breastfeeding frequency; neonatal jaundice; hyperbilirubinaemia
Key points
  1. Maternally administered massage promotes increased frequency of breastfeeding and weight gain in term infants.
  2. An interactive behavioural cues-based massage programme can decrease the rate of hospital readmission due to neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.

Also published in Infant:

VOLUME 15/ISSUE 4, JULY 2019
Phototherapy at home for the treatment of neonatal jaundice: a patient-centred pilot project
Phototherapy is a well-established procedure and the mainstay of treatment for significant neonatal jaundice. Usually, phototherapy is delivered in hospital, typically requiring a hospital stay of a few days. This article describes a pilot project to introduce phototherapy for the management of neonatal jaundice in clinically stable preterm and term infants with haemolytic disease of the newborn using a phototherapy blanket at home.

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