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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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Multisensory Intervention for Preterm Infants Improves Sucking Organization

An intervention to teach mothers of preterm infants how to interact with their babies more effectively results in better weight gain and growth for the infants. This Advances in Neonatal Care article shows that infants who receive this intervention grow … Continue reading

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