Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

AIM: To measure growth outcomes in preterm infants after introduction of a nutritional care bundle. METHODS: A total of 509 infants of less than 32 weeks' gestation in a level III neonatal intensive care unit in the UK were studied until they were discharged home. Growth and feeding data were extracted from a prospective data registry for 18 months before and after the intervention. The intervention consisted of earlier routine bovine-derived multi-component fortification once the infant has reached 120ml/kg/day of enteral feed from the first day of life and an exclusive human milk diet with routine bovine-derived multi-component fortification of 120 mL/kg/day. RESULTS: After the intervention, growth velocity between birth and 28 days increased from 9.7 ± 4.1 to 12.2 ± 4.6 g/kg/day (mean ± standard deviation), and weight z score change decreased from -1.06 ± 0.56 to -0.76 ± 0.59 (P

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/jpc.14662

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Paediatr Child Health

Publication Date

03/2020

Volume

56

Pages

444 - 449

Keywords

extremely preterm, fortifier, human milk, nutrition, very preterm, Animals, Cattle, Food, Fortified, Humans, Infant, Infant, Extremely Premature, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Very Low Birth Weight, Milk, Human, Prospective Studies