Anaemia in newborns can be caused due to a variety of reasons. Too much of blood loss or too little production of red blood cells can lead to an abnormal or rapid breakdown of the existing blood cells. This can cause anaemia in newborn babies. The symptoms of this ailment include pale pallor, accelerated heart rate, shallow breathing and an appearance of shock.
HOW IS ANEMIA IN NEWBORNS DIAGNOSED?
Pediatricians diagnose neonatal anaemia through a blood test of the infant.
HOW IS ANEMIA IN NEWBORNS TREATED?
Treatment for anaemia in newborn babies is needed when the blood count drops too low. Administering baby drops that are fortified with iron helps increase RBC count in babies. Premature babies with anaemia might require blood transfusion, usually 1 or 2 transfusions during the first 2 months after birth. Infants having severe anaemia may not be able to tolerate high volumes of blood during transfusions, in such cases partial exchange transfusion may be performed.