THE LATE PRETERM INFANT (LPT). WAHIB MENA, M.D. Glenda Dickerson, MS, RN, IBCLC BROOKWOOD WOMEN’S MEDICAL CENTER HOMEWOOD, AL. DEFINITION. INFANTS BORN 34 0/7-36 6/7 WKS. EPIDEMIOLOGY. 2003: 12.3% OF BIRTHS < 37 WKS 31% INCREASE SINCE 1981 34-36.6 WKS (75%) 2002: 342,234 vs. 394,996.
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WAHIB MENA, M.D.
Glenda Dickerson, MS, RN, IBCLC
BROOKWOOD WOMEN’S MEDICAL CENTER
INFANTS BORN 34 0/7-36 6/7 WKS
Skin-to-skin care (STS)
Should not be based on “I like” or “I don’t like”
Should not be based on “there is not enough time”
Encourages frequent feedings
Feed the baby
Facilitate direct breastfeeding
Protect mother’s milk supply
breast shield for pumping
Define the sub-classification of late preterm infant.
Discuss the physical characteristics and vulnerabilities of the late preterm infant.
List strategies to address the identified vulnerabilities of the late preterm infant as they relate to breastfeeding management.
State the essential elements of discharge planning for the breastfeeding late preterm infant.