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Whats the normal intake and output for a 5 wk old?

I was wondering what the normal I&O was for an infant (5 weeks)?

An average?

I wasn't sure

My patient had an intake of 60 and an output of 130..

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

Is this a homework question?

AZMOMO2

Specializes in Cardiac Care.

Depends on the size (weight) of the 5 week old. Is this a typical child, a premie, or micro premie? Was this for 24h or just the time you were there? How long was your shift?

4.42 kg. A premie. This was for one 10 hr shift.

AZMOMO2

Specializes in Cardiac Care.

Well your ratio is acceptable... although at 9 1/2 lbs? No way would 2 oz in 10 hours be enough... do you mean 4.42lbs? Then yes that would be ok.

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC.

What does your textbook say?

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

A preemie who is 4400 grams? That's a pretty big preemie.

Sorry guys, my last one was a 35 weeker who weight 10lb 8oz. Big babies run in the family. My SIL had a 34 weeker who was 7lb 3oz.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

Sorry guys, my last one was a 35 weeker who weight 10lb 8oz. Big babies run in the family. My SIL had a 34 weeker who was 7lb 3oz.

Gestational diabetes?

KelRN215, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pedi.

4.42 kg. A premie. This was for one 10 hr shift.

Was this child being fed otherwise? Like via NG or on TPN?

Maintenance fluid for children (look this up if you haven't learned about it) is 4 mL/kg/hr for the first 10 kg of body weight. So, no, that's not enough for a 4 kg baby in 10 hours.

Output is twice the intake. Why is that? Is the baby on lasix or some other kind of diuretic?

Gestational diabetes?

Nope. Tested twice during both pregnancies. My SIL smoked (despite being nagged by everyone).

It just runs in my genes. A 7pounder is considered tiny. My mother's first was 9/15 and her second 11/12, no diabetes there either. My father's side runs that way as well.

None of my relatives have more than three kids. Back in the day, my Mum was advised not to have a third by her consultant (I guess that would be an OB over here) due to the weights!

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