[Hypernatremic dehydration and breastfeeding]

Arch Pediatr. 2001 Jul;8(7):731-3. doi: 10.1016/s0929-693x(00)00307-9.
[Article in French]


Neonatal hypernatremic dehydration due to breast feeding was rarely reported in the French-language literature.

Case report: The authors report hypernatremic dehydration in a 10-day-old exclusively breast-fed infant. The course was favorable. Insufficient breast milk production has been reported for 30 years.

Conclusion: Early discharge from maternity units is frequent nowadays. Breast-fed newborns without a positive weight gain at discharge should be checked for their weight within the first ten days of life.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Breast Feeding*
  • Dehydration / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Hypernatremia / etiology*
  • Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Milk, Human