The client asks her husband to give the baby a bottle of water.
The client talks to the baby and picks him up when he cries.
The client feeds the baby every three hours.
The client asks the nurse to recommend a good child care manual.
“It appears your baby has a kidney infection”
“Breast-fed babies often experience this type of bleeding problem due to lack of vitamin C in the breast milk”
“The baby probably passed a small kidney stone”
“Some infants experience menstruation like bleeding when hormones from the mother are not available”
Clean the umbilical cord with Betadine to prevent infection
Give the baby a bath
Call the laboratory to collect a PKU screening test
Check the baby’s serum glucose level and administer glucose if < 40 mg/dL
Auscultate bowel sounds.
Determining chest circumference.
Inspecting the posture. color. and respiratory effort.
Checking for identifying birthmarks.
Cover the umbilicus with a band-aid.
Continue to clean the stump with alcohol for one week.
Apply an antibiotic ointment to the stump.
Give him a bath in an infant tub now.
Ineffective thermoregulation related to fluctuating environmental temperatures.
Potential for infection related to lack of immunity.
Altered nutrition. less than body requirements related to diminished sucking reflex.
Altered elimination pattern related to lack of nourishment.
“If you give the baby cereal. be sure to use Rice to prevent allergy.”
“The baby is not able to swallow cereal. because he is too small.”
“The infant’s digestive tract cannot handle complex carbohydrates like cereal.”
“If you want him to gain weight. just double his daily intake of formula.”
“All neonates should be in an approved car seat when in an automobile.”
“It’s acceptable to prop the infant’s bottle once in awhile.”
“Pillows should not be used in the infant’s crib.”
“Infants should never be left unattended on an unguarded surface.”
As soon as possible after the infant’s birth.
After the mother has rested for 4-6 hours.
During the infant’s second period of reactivity.
After the infant has taken sterile water without complications.
Wear a tight fitting bra or breast binder.
Apply warm. moist heat to the breasts.
Contact the nurse midwife for a lactation suppressant.
Restrict fluid intake to 1000 ml. daily .