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Specialised milk feeds for term and preterm infants

Good nutrition is important at all stages of life but none more so than during infancy. The aim of this article is to provide a summary of the nutritional qualities of breast milk, breast milk fortifier and the various types … Continue reading

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Feeding Intervals in Premature Infants ‚ȧ1750 g: An Integrative Review

The timely establishment of enteral feeds and a reduction in the number of feeding interruptions are key to achieving optimal nutrition in premature infants. Nutritional guidelines vary widely regarding feeding regimens and there is not a widely accepted consensus on … Continue reading

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Does Changing Newborn Bath Procedure Alter Newborn Temperatures and Exclusive Breastfeeding?

Abstract Purpose: This evidence-based practice project evaluated effects of changing timing/character of initial newborn baths on infant temperatures and breastfeeding status. Background: The hospital protocol for initial bathing procedures was updated: immersion baths; 12 hours postpartum; family included. Methods: Staff … Continue reading

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Heart Rate Variability as a Feeding Intervention Outcome Measure in the Preterm Infant

¬†Feeding interventions for preterm infants aim to reduce the physiologic stress of feeding to promote growth. Heart rate variability (HRV) is a potential noninvasive measure of physiologic stress that may be useful for evaluating efficacy of feeding interventions. Purpose: To … Continue reading

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High versus standard volume enteral feeds to promote growth in preterm or low birth weight infants

A Intervention Review looking at whether giving preterm or low birth weight infants more milk than is usually given promotes growth without causing feeding problems has found that “very low birth weight infants who receive more milk than standard volumes … Continue reading

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Neonatal feeding: care and outcomes following gastrointestinal surgery

Optimising nutrition is an essential component of infant care. This can be more complex for those infants who have undergone gastrointestinal surgery. While many of the principles guiding the feeding of all newborns are applicable to these patients, there are … Continue reading

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The economic benefits of providing human milk to preterm infants

Human milk not only prevents illness in the first year of life, it also offers considerable cost saving benefits to the NHS. Analysing data from over 50,000 infants, economists carried out an independent assessment of the value of human milk … Continue reading

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