hi everyone. i'm a soon to be nicu nurse
. i will be starting in january 2007. in the mean time, i started reading the awhonn core curriculum for neonatal intesive care nursing
. the book says that enteral feeding is contraindicated in cyanosis, severe birth asphyxia, shock, increased work of breathing and oxygen requirement, and suspicion of gi obstruction. i understand why gi obstruction would be a contraindication, but i don't understand why the rest are contraindicated.
is the feeding itself contraindicated or the insertion of an ng tube? please help me understand. thank you.