Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of omphalitis?

Updated: May 20, 2019
  • Author: Patrick G Gallagher, MD; Chief Editor: Santina A Zanelli, MD  more...
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When omphalitis is associated with systemic symptomatology, do not feed the infant enterally. Enteral feedings may be resumed once the acute infection improves and associated septic ileus resolves. In these infants, parenteral nutrition is required.


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