Sponge baths for premature babies may harmBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7135.881k (Published 21 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:881
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- Jacqui Wise
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 …