Posted: June 16th, 2017
A newborn’s mother is alarmed to find small amounts of blood on her infant girl’s diaper. When the nurse checks the infant’s urine it is straw colored and has no offensive odor. Which explanation to the newborn’s mother is most appropriate?
A. “It appears your baby has a kidney infection”
B. “Breast-fed babies often experience this type of bleeding problem due to lack of vitamin C in the breast milk”
C. “The baby probably passed a small kidney stone”
D. “Some infants experience menstruation like bleeding when hormones from the mother are not available”
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