World Health Organization Guidelines

Cochrane Neonatal Reviews cited in guidelines from the World Health Organization

Guideline name:

  1. Guidelines for identification and management of substance use and substance use disorders in pregnancy
  2. Guidelines on optimal feeding of low birth-weight infants in low- and middle-income countries
  3. Neonatal vitamin A supplementation
  4. Vitamin A supplementation for infants 1–5 months of age
  5. WHO recommendations on interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes
  6. Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding in Birthing Centers and Hospitals

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Guidelines for identification and management of substance use and substance use disorders in pregnancy, 2014

  1. Opiate treatment for opiate withdrawal in newborn infants
  2. Sedatives for opiate withdrawal in newborn infants

Guidelines on optimal feeding of low birth-weight infants in low- and middle-income countries, 2011

  1. Responsive versus scheduled feeding for preterm infants  
  2. Vitamin A supplementation to prevent mortality and short- and long-term morbidity in very low birthweight infants

Neonatal vitamin A supplementation,  2011

  1. Neonatal vitamin A supplementation for the prevention of mortality and morbidity in term neonates in low and middle income countries
  2. Vitramin A supplementation for the prevention of morbidity and mortality in infants one to six months of age

Vitamin A supplementation for infants 1–5 months of age,  2011

  1. Vitamin A supplementation for the prevention of morbidity and mortality in infants one to six months of age

WHO recommendations on interventions to improve preterm birth outcomes, 2015

  1. Animal derived surfactant extract for treatment of respiratory distress syndrome
  2. Continuous distending pressure for respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants
  3. Early versus delayed initiation of continuous distending pressure for respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants
  4. Early versus delayed selective surfactant treatment for neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  5. Kangaroo mother care to reduce morbidity and mortality in low birthweight infants
  6. Multiple versus single doses of exogenous surfactant for the prevention or treatment of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  7. Natural surfactant extract versus synthetic surfactant for neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  8. Prophylactic versus selective use of surfactant in preventing morbidity and mortality in preterm infants
  9. Protein containing synthetic surfactant versus animal derived surfactant extract for the prevention and treatment of respiratory distress syndrome
  10. Protein containing synthetic surfactant versus protein-free synthetic surfactant for the prevention and treatment of respiratory distress syndrome
  11. Radiant warmers versus incubators for regulating body temperature in newborn infants
  12. Synthetic surfactant for respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants

Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding in Birthing Centers and Hospitals, pending publication Fall 2017

  1. Avoidance of bottles during the establishment of breast feeds in preterm infants
  2. Cup feeding versus other forms of supplemental enteral feeding for newborn infants unable to fully breastfeed
  3. Instruments for assessing readiness to commence suck feeds in preterm infants: effects on time to establish full oral feeding and duration of hospitalization
  4. Kangaroo mother care to reduce morbidity and mortality in low birthweight infants
  5. Non-nutritive sucking for increasing physiologic stability and nutrition in preterm infants  
  6. Oral stimulation for promoting oral feeding in preterm infants
  7. Responsive versus scheduled feeding for preterm infants