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Newborn health

Care of the newborn infant

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 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

Skin-to-skin contact between mother and newborn

Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants

A premature baby is cared for in a pediatric ward, Ethiopia.

Glutamine supplementation to prevent morbidity and mortality in preterm infants

Premature baby in an incubator, in an intensive care unit, Azerbaijan.

Early volume expansion for prevention of morbidity and mortality in very preterm infants

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

Kangaroo mother care to reduce morbidity and mortality in low-birth-weight infants

A health worker inserts a nasogastroc tube in a baby

Sucrose for analgesia in newborn infants undergoing painful procedures

A newborn drinks expressed breast milk from the syringe, through a small tube powered by gravity.

Breastfeeding or breast milk for procedural pain in neonates

A premature newborn lies wrapped in blankets on a warming table beneath heat lights to reduce the risk of hypothermia.

Interventions to prevent hypothermia at birth in preterm and/or low-birth-weight infants