28 October, 2008

Belches in newborn infant

newborn 16-day-old.  distention of intestine due to air injections

 Photo: 1 month old neonate. X-Ray show the distention
---------of stomach due to excessive ingestion of Air.
-------- ( note the thymus shadow of upper lung)

Figure) A method to induce belches .

The neonate frequently drink airs during breast or bottle feeding
and have difficulty in belches. So after feeding, Please induce belches 

Any questions: write to Keiji Hagiwara, MD