Calcium and vitamin d requirements of enterally fed preterm infants.

@article{Abrams2013CalciumAV,
  title={Calcium and vitamin d requirements of enterally fed preterm infants.},
  author={Steven A Abrams},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={131 5},
  pages={e1676-83}
}
Bone health is a critical concern in managing preterm infants. Key nutrients of importance are calcium, vitamin D, and phosphorus. Although human milk is critical for the health of preterm infants, it is low in these nutrients relative to the needs of the infants during growth. Strategies should be in place to fortify human milk for preterm infants with birth weight <1800 to 2000 g and to ensure adequate mineral intake during hospitalization and after hospital discharge. Biochemical monitoring… CONTINUE READING

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