Rooming-in program in Dr. Sardjito Central General Hospital

Asparin Asparin(1*)

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To evaluate the clinical efficacy of rooming-in program, sixty one term-newborn infants with normal deliveries, birth weight 2500-4000 g, Apgar scores 5 minute were studied. The infants were randomly assigned into two groups, 31 rooming-in and 30 not rooming-in group (mother separated from the newborn for 3 days duration).
In the third day of life, there were no statistically significant differences in both groups on serum bilirubin levels (p>0.05), cumulative weight loss (p>0.05) and incidence of hyperbilirubinemia (p>0.05). The intensity of hyperbilirubinemia was not related to weight loss (p>0.05).
The episode of gastroenteritis was non-existent in the rooming-in group whereas two infants in the not rooming-in group suffered from it.

Key Words: rooming-in program - term - newborn infants - unbound bilirubin - cumulative weight loss - hyperbilirubinemia

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