Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1988;31(11):1432-1436.
Published online November 30, 1988.
Clinical Observation on the Change of Body Weight in Low Birth Weight Infant.
Dae Young Kim, Gong Sick Kim, Young Bong Park, Sang Kee Park, Chang Soo Ra
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea
저출생체중아의 체중변화에 관한 임상적 고찰
김대영, 김공식, 박영봉, 박상기, 나창수
조선대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Received: 9 June 1988   • Accepted: 9 August 1988
A clinical and statistical observation was made on 102 LBWIs who were admitted to the newborn nursery of Chosun University Hospital during 4 years from Jaunary, 1983 to December, 1987. The results were as follows: 1) The maximum weight loss was found on average 4.9 days after birth, the duration of returning to the birth weight was the average 9.4 days, and appeared to be slowly returned to birth weight in lower birth weight group. 2) An average maximal weight loss was 5.1%, and shown to be higher in lower birth weight group. 3) Average weight loss of the LBWI per day was 16.6 gram, and average weight gain per day was 24.5 gram, not significantly differing from other reports. 4) In comparison to the growth curve of Dancis, a favorable result were observed than those of Dancis in 1501-1750 gram group. 5) Incidence of inital weight loss was 80.3%. 6) During the first week after birth, gavage feeding was higher in the group below 1500 gram bottle feeding was higher in the group above 1951 gram.
Key Words: Low Birth Weight Infant

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