EARLY LIFE NUTRITION NETWORK

Preterm

Parental experience learning to feed their preterm infant

In spite of the negative consequences associated with inadequate nutritional intake and feeding difficulties, little is known about how best to teach parents to feed their preterm infant.

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Growth of preterm infants fed nutrient-enriched or term formula after hospital discharge

Standards of adequate nutrition following hospital discharge of preterm infants have not been established. At discharge, preterm infants may have low body stores of nutrients, deficient bone mineralization

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Immunologic factors in human milk and disease prevention in the preterm infant

The immune system of the preterm infant is characterized by developmental immaturities that result in inadequate elimination of bacterial infections and poor recruitment of immune cells to sites of inflammation or

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Enteral Nutrient Supply for Preterm Infants: Commentary from the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Committee on Nutrition

This guideline was issued to update the previous guidelines issued in 1987 by the Committee on Nutrition of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

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Long Term Adverse Effects of Early Growth Acceleration or Catch-up Growth

It is generally accepted that preventing growth faltering in infants is clinically beneficial, however observational studies suggest that accelerated growth (upward centile crossing) is associated with long-term adverse

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Randomized trial of nutrient-enriched formula versus standard formula for postdischarge preterm infants

When in hospital preterm infants are provided with special nutrient-enriched formulas designed to meet their projected increased nutritional needs and/or multi-nutrient fortifiers that can be added to breast milk.

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Postnatal growth in preterm infants and later health outcomes: A systematic review

In pre-term infants, poor post-natal growth is associated with adverse neurocognitive outcomes, however rapid post-natal growth is associated with adverse future metabolic outcomes.

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