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Luisiana District Hospital

Programs & Projects

Programs  and Projects 

                                   

Newborn Screening 

Newborn screening is routinely done to all newborns. Few drops of blood will be taken to every newborn after 24 hours of life to detect  possible Congenital problems in Metabolism. Examples  of these problems are G6PD deficiency, Congenital Hypothyroidism, Phenyketonuria and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Early detection of these disorders saves life.

 

Breastfeeding

The hospital is implementing an Exclusive Breastfeeding policy. Every mother after giving birth is oblige to breasfeed their babies. Early initiation of breastfeeding promotes bonding, prevents malnutrition and boost baby's immune system.