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Sponge baths for premature babies may harm

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7135.881k (Published 21 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:881
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    Bathing can be stressful for a premature baby and may even be harmful, a study suggests.

    A routine sponge bath caused a jump in heart rate, an increase in demand for oxygen by the heart, and a decrease in …

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