rss
Evid Based Nurs 1:10 doi:10.1136/ebn.1.1.10
  • Treatment

Sucrose and commercially available milk reduced crying in newborns during a blood collection procedure

Objective

To determine the effectiveness of milk and its components for reducing crying in newborns during and after a blood collection procedure.

Design

Randomised, double blind, controlled trial.

Setting

A community hospital in New York, USA.

Patients

72 vaginally delivered infants (42% boys, 85% white) with Apgar scores ≥ 8 at 1 minute and ≥ 9 at 5 minutes. 81% of the infants were breast fed.

Intervention

Infants were assigned to 1 of 9 treatment groups (8 infants per group): sucrose 12%; Ross Special Formula (a solution approximating human milk containing 7.5 ml protein, 3.24 g lactose, 1.85 ml fat, and water to make 50 ml); Similac, a commercially available milk; lactose 7%; fat/lactose (3.5 g lactose, 1.85 ml fat, and water to make 50 ml of solution); fat (1.85 ml of a coconut and soy oil blend and 48.15 ml water); protein (7.5 ml provimin and 35 ml water); concentrated fat …

No Related Web Pages

Free Sample

This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of EBN.
View free sample issue >>

EBN Journal Chat

The EBN Journal Chat offers readers the opportunity to participate in discussion about research articles and commentaries from Evidence Based Nursing (EBN).

How to participate >>

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the articles as they are published.

Navigate This Article