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Maternally-administered massage and weight gain in preterm and low birthweight infants: a systematic review

Early tactile experiences have long-term effects on preterm infants’ sensory performance. Weight gain is key to infant development; while research confirms that massage impacts positively on weight gain in this population, most of the literature focuses on massage administered by … Continue reading

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Feeding Intervals in Premature Infants ≤1750 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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Trajectory of vitamin D status during pregnancy in relation to neonatal birth size and fetal survival: a prospective cohort study

The study investigates associations between vitamin D status in early and late pregnancy with neonatal small for gestational age (SGA), low birth weight (LBW) and preterm delivery. Furthermore, associations between vitamin D status and pregnancy loss were also studied. The … Continue reading

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Stress and gestational weight gain

In this study Michelle A. Kominiarek, from Northwestern University in Chicago, led a team of researchers looking into the links between stress during women’s pregnancies and their babies’ weight gain. The study found that women who had experienced more stressful … Continue reading

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Early neonatal hypoglycemia: incidence of and risk factors. A cohort study using universal point of care screening

Abstract Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the true incidence of early neonatal hypoglycemia and to confirm potential risk factors. Study design: The study was conducted at tertiary Medical Center in Israel, between June and September 2014. First … Continue reading

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