Decrease environmental stimuli, minimize handling.
(4) Be flexible in delivery of nursing care. The infant may be responsive to
swaddling one time and react with irritability the next.
Maintain fluid/caloric requirements.
Increased caloric intake.
(d) Feed on demand schedule.
Know drug actions/adverse reactions when the infant is receiving drug
INFANT WITH FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
a. Infant with fetal alcohol syndrome. An infant with fetal alcohol syndrome
(FAS) is caused by alcohol passing freely through the placental barrier and into the fetal
tissue. The level of alcohol in fetal circulation is about equal to the maternal level. The
fetus nerve cells are affected more than any other tissue cells. Figure 11-5 shows an
infant with FSA while figure 11-6 shows older children with FAS.
Figure 11-5. Infant with fetal alcohol syndrome.