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Evaluation of Key Factors Impacting Feeding Safety in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review

Individualized feeding care plans and safe handling of milk (human or formula) are critical in promoting growth, immune function, and neurodevelopment in the preterm infant. Feeding errors and disruptions or limitations to feeding processes in the neonatal intensive care unit … Continue reading

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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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Does starting feeding early make a difference?

Very premature babies are often fed via a tube but, obviously, at some point they need to move to being fed orally. In this study Ann Gerges, from the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, led a team of researchers … Continue reading

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Feeding premature babies. How not to take the tube.

Babies who are born extremely prematurely are often fed via a tube either up their nose or into their stomach. Generally speaking the earlier babies can eat through their mouths the better and in this study Michael D. Kamitsuka, from … Continue reading

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