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Newborn health

This section contains RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on care of the newborn infant, newborn nutrition and feeding and management of unwell newborns.
Newborn baby in an incubator

Early surfactant administration with brief ventilation vs. selective surfactant and continued mechanical ventilation for preterm infants with or at risk for respiratory distress syndrome

Devices and pressure sources for administration of nasal continuous positive airway pressure in preterm neonates

Air versus oxygen for resuscitation of infants at birth

Sodium bicarbonate infusion during resuscitation of infants at birth

Radiant warmers versus incubators for regulating body temperature in newborn infants

Topical umbilical cord care at birth

Anticonvulsants for preventing mortality and morbidity in full term newborns with perinatal asphyxia

Care of the newborn infant

Newborn baby lying on table in maternity ward

Standardised formal neonatal resuscitation training (SFNRT) programmes for reducing mortality and morbidity in newborn infants

A woman holds her premature baby using the Kangaroo technique, Haiti.

Skin-to-skin care for procedural pain in neonates

Newborn baby in his mother's arms

Naloxone for opiate-exposed newborn infants

Newborn nutrition and feeding

A nurse looks after a sleeping premature baby in an incubator, Azerbajan

Delayed introduction of progressive enteral feeds to prevent necrotising enterocolitis in very low birth weight infants

Preterm baby being held close to mother's chest

Formula milk versus donor breast milk for feeding preterm or low birth weight infants

A mother walks with her three-months-old son in her arms, Bangladesh

Nutrient-enriched formula versus standard term formula for preterm infants following hospital discharge

Management of the unwell newborn

A nurse cares for an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit of a Paediatric Hospital in Gaza Strip.

Surfactant for meconium aspiration syndrome in term and late preterm infants

A nurse looks after a sleeping premature baby in an incubator, Azerbajan

Delayed introduction of progressive enteral feeds to prevent necrotising enterocolitis in very low birth weight infants

Respiratory therapist with a 3-day-old baby in an intensive care unit.

Furosemide for transient tachypnoea of the newborn