A 36 week gestation baby was discharged home aged 30 hours. On day 5 the baby was refusing the breast and was lethargic. On examination he was bright yellow and had arching of his back. How could this problem have been prevented?
This question is a scenario where a 36 week gestation baby has been discharged 30 hours after delivery and on the 5th day baby is refusing breast and is lethargic. The baby is bright yellow and has arching on the back. These are clear signs of early onset of neonatal sepsis and treatment methods have been suggested in the solution.
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