Ad libitum feeding decreases hospital stay for neonates after pyloromyotomy.

@article{Garza2002AdLF,
  title={Ad libitum feeding decreases hospital stay for neonates after pyloromyotomy.},
  author={Jennifer J Garza and Donna Morash and Alexander D{\vz}akovi{\'c} and Joshua K. Mondschein and Tom Jaksic},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={
          493-5
        }
}
PURPOSE The optimal feeding regimen for neonates after pyloromyotomy for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) remains controversial. This study sought to compare ad libitum feeding to a Conventional feeding regimen with regard to time to full diet, length of hospital stay, and readmission rates. METHODS A 6-month review of 36 consecutive patients who underwent pyloromyotomy for HPS was undertaken. Patients were fed in 1 of 2 ways according to specific surgeon preference. Conventional Regimen… CONTINUE READING