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International Journal of Nursing Care
Year : 2013, Volume : 1, Issue : 2
First page : ( 47) Last page : ( 50)
Print ISSN : 2320-8643. Online ISSN : 2320-8651.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.2320-8651.1.2.032

Minor Disorders of Newborn - A Narrative Review

Aathi Malar Kodi1, Devi Akojiam Sangita2, Kohli Gaurav3

1Assistant Professor, Dept of Child Health Nursing, M.M Institute of Nursing, M.M University Mullana, Ambala, Haryana

2Dept of Medical Surgical Nursing, M.M Institute of Nursing, M.M University Mullana, Ambala, Haryana

3Dept of Community Health Nursing, M.M Institute of Nursing, M.M University Mullana, Ambala, Haryana

Online published on 7 October, 2013.



The minor disorders are most common among newborns, neglecting the minor health problem is the one of the factor contributing to the newborn mortality rate. In India most the mothers are not aware of management regarding minor disorders of newborn (vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, physiological jaundice, conjunctivitis, umbilical cord infection, pseudo menstruation, breast engorgement, and skin rashes). In a view of limited studies and resources, important consideration on literature review taken.


This study aims to investigate in the terms of incidences of minor disorders of newborn including knowledge of postnatal mother regarding minor disorders. To increase the attention of least fathered area but it is early needed of neonatal health in the state of Karnataka will help the nursing personnel to reduce the incidence of minor disorder of newborn.

Method and material

A narrative review undertaken using the following databases in the end of 2010, pub med, CINAHL, MEDLINE, Local Newspaper (THE HINDU), National, International Journals, and Magazines of Karnataka regarding minor disorders of newborn.


Twenty research studies on nursing from databases regarding minor disorders of newborn. The incidence Knowledge of postnatal mothers concludes most of the studies 10 (78%) shows mothers had below average knowledge and 66% mothers showed negative attitude and there was big gap between actual and desired practice in carding newborn.


In the National, International literature regarding minor disorders of newborn, the consensus would be needed around the knowledge, attitude, and practice of postnatal mother since the studies and awareness were very less in number.



Level of Knowledge, Socio Demographic Variables, Minor Disorders, Newborns, Postnatal Mothers.


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