Bronchopulmonary Dysplagia: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Breast milk fortifier or a low birthweight formula can be continued until at least term without adverse effects if caloric supplementation is required, and is recommended until at least 3kg.
  • For babies on tube feeds, oral feeds should be cautiously introduced eg initially one oral feed/day then 2 etc as the baby copes with the previous increment.
Foods to be avoided
  • Limiting fluids, as excess fluid can worsen breathing ability

Home Remedies

  • Infants with BPD may need oxygen therapy for weeks to months after leaving the hospital. Follow your health care provider’s instructions to ensure your baby gets enough nutrition during recovery. Your baby may need tube feedings or special formulas
  • Reduce your baby’s exposure to potential respiratory infections
  • Making sure that your baby receives all the recommended vaccinations
  • Do not smoke inside your house, car, or anywhere near your baby. Exposure to tobacco smoke increases the risk of illness
  • Avoid contact with infected people

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