A prospective randomized trial comparing continuous versus intermittent feeding methods in very low birth weight neonates.

@article{Silvestre1996APR,
  title={A prospective randomized trial comparing continuous versus intermittent feeding methods in very low birth weight neonates.},
  author={Maria Asuncion Silvestre and Connie A Morbach and Yves W Brans and Seetha Shankaran},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1996},
  volume={128 6},
  pages={748-52}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of continuous versus intermittent feedings on physical growth, gastrointestinal tolerance, and macronutrient retention in very low birth weight infants ( < 1500 gm). STUDY DESIGN Very low birth weight neonates stratified by birth weight were randomly assigned to either continuous (24-hour) or intermittent (every 3 hours) nasogastric feedings. Feedings with half-strength Similac Special Care formula were initiated between day 2 and 3 and were advanced… CONTINUE READING

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