Recommendation ID

Feeding interventions for the management of neonatal weight loss:- What is the effectiveness of feeding interventions compared with usual care/advice for breastfed
neonates (up to 28 days old) with weight loss of greater than 10%?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Weight loss in breastfeeding infants in the first month of life can cause anxiety for parents and healthcare professionals. It can also incur costs to the NHS from admissions of the infant to hospital, with the potential for cessation of exclusive breastfeeding with its associated long-term health benefits.
Practice varies across the UK. Robust evidence about which feeding interventions improve outcomes could inform practice, potentially reducing unnecessary and costly interventions and supporting parent–infant relationships and physical and emotional health.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Faltering growth: recognition and management of faltering growth in children
Date issued
September 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/09/2017