Neonatology Book

Fluids

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Term Infant Fluid Requirements

Aka: Term Infant Fluid Requirements
  1. See Also
    1. Premature Infant Fluid Requirements
    2. Neonatal Fluid Management
    3. Infant Feeding
    4. Neonatal Feeding
    5. Breast Feeding
    6. Bottle Feeding
  2. Management: Fluid Requirements (weight over 2500 grams)
    1. Day 1: 70 ml/kg/day
    2. Day 2: 80 ml/kg/day
    3. Day 3: 100 ml/kg/day
    4. Day 4: 120-150 ml/kg/day
  3. Management: Fluid Constituents
    1. Start with D10W (10% dextrose in water)
    2. Electrolyte Requirements
      1. Sodium: 2-3 mEq/kg/day (starting on day 2)
        1. Usually administer 1/4 NS
      2. Potassium: 2-3 meq/kg/day (starting on day 2)
      3. Calcium: 30-45 mg/kg/day

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