Babies, Water, and Salt- A Briny Mix (Pedcast)

Water is essential to life, and you can’t drink enough of it, right? Wrong. In this Pedcast, Doc Smo explains why it can be dangerous, and even life threatening, for infants under 6 months of age to consume too much water. Small people have small kidneys, and when they are overloaded with water, it can cause water intoxication.  Doc Smo provides practical advice about how to prevent water intoxication in your baby.

SmoNotes:

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Weiss, Jeffery. “Prevention of Drowning.” American Academy of Pediatrics 126.1 (2010): 253-262. Web. 30 Apr. 2011. <http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;126/1/e253>.

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CDC, .. “Hyponatremic Seizures Among Infants Fed with Commercial Bottled Drinking Water — Wisconsin, 1993.” Center for Disease Control 43.45 (1994): 641-643. Web. 30 Apr. 2011. <http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00032470.htm>.

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O’Conner, Robert E. “Water Intoxication with Seizures.” Annals of Emergency Medicine 14.1 (1985): 71-73. Web. 30 Apr. 2011. <http://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644(85)80740-X/abstract>.

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