IV Fluids and Weight

Assumption: There is probably a problem with the baby’s eating if s/he loses too much weight after birth.

FALSE
A new Canadian study found that cases in which moms had IV fluids during childbirth, their babies were “overhydrated” at birth and lost more weight initially than babies whose mothers did not have IV fluids.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-08/bc-mif081211.php

My Views:
I know a lot of moms who have worried about their babies dropping weight initially and have been afraid they (moms) are not producing enough milk and their babies are hungry.  I hope this study will reassure moms that their milk production is not the problem and in fact, there is no problem!  Dropping weight that was caused by overhydration is no problem at all.  How great is that?!

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