Feeding the premature infant

Jatinder J Bhatia, Colleen Bucher, Chantrapa Bunyapen

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Nutritional management of the premature infant has become an integral part of the medical care provided to these infants. With the ever increasing survival of low-birthweight and very-low-birth-weight infants, understanding the principles of nutritional therapy becomes all the more important. It is estimated that there are four million births in the United States every year; with an estimated prematurity rate of 9%, the number of infants requiring such management is enormous. This section focuses on nutritional goals, nutrient requirements, and enteral and parenteral routes of nutritional therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Nutrition and Food
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781420038392
ISBN (Print)0849327059, 9780849327056
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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