Neonatology Book


Neonatal Fluid Management

Aka: Neonatal Fluid Management, Newborn Fluid Management
  1. See Also
    1. Premature Infant Fluid Requirements
    2. Term Infant Fluid Requirements
    3. Neonatal Feeding
    4. Breast Feeding
    5. Bottle Feeding
  2. Physiology: Insensible Water Loss (IWL)
    1. Weight <1000 grams: 52 ml/kg/day
    2. Weight <1250 grams: 56 ml/kg/day
    3. Weight <1500 grams: 46 ml/kg/day
    4. Weight >1500 grams: 26 ml/kg/day
  3. Physiology: Newborn Renal limits
    1. Limits are more severe in younger gestation
    2. Limited ability to concentrate or dilute urine
    3. Decreased Glomerular Filtration Rate
    4. Decreased renal Blood Flow
    5. Decreased resorption of Glucose, Sodium, bicarbonate
    6. Inability to excrete acid and phosphate load
  4. Physiology: Decreased fluid requirements
    1. Renal Failure or cardiac failure
    2. Lower insensible water loss
    3. High Anti-DiureticHormone level
  5. Physiology: Increased fluid requirements
    1. Excess Insensible water loss
    2. Fever
    3. High Activity
    4. High renal loss
  6. Indications: Parenteral nutrition (amino acids, lipids)
    1. Enteral intake <50 kcal/kg/day for >48 hours

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