Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 89:F108-F111 doi:10.1136/adc.2001.004275
  • Review

Management of fluid balance in the very immature neonate

  1. N Modi
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Modi
    Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, UK;
  • Accepted 25 July 2003


Preterm birth requires rapid adaptation from a liquid to a gaseous, low humidity environment. There are several ways in which this can be facilitated. The management of sodium and water balance is considered here.