What is the role of nasogastric (NG) feeding in the management of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)?

Updated: Sep 03, 2019
  • Author: Kate A Tauber, MD; Chief Editor: Howard S Weber, MD, FSCAI  more...
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Newborns recovering from persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn often feed poorly for several days or weeks.

Nasogastric (NG) feeding is frequently required to support the newborn until oral feeding is established.

Speech therapy may be helpful in reestablishing normal patterns of feeding.


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