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Table 4 Newborn weight loss in grams correlated to maternal fluid types (N = 109)

From: An observational study of associations among maternal fluids during parturition, neonatal output, and breastfed newborn weight loss

  Type and timing of maternal fluid
Timing of weight loss IV fluids 2 hrs before birth IV fluids admit to birth Oral and IV fluids admit to birth
Birth to
60 hrs
.406, p = 0.011
n = 38
.216, p = 0.050
n = 83
.275, p = 0.018
n = 74
Birth to
72 hrs
.273, p = 0.092
n = 39
.223, p = 0.039
n = 86
.309, p = 0.007
n = 75
  1. Spearman's rho correlation coefficient, 2-tailed used for all tests
  2. No significant relationship between newborn weight loss and maternal fluids before 60 hours