The nutrition of preterm infants.

  title={The nutrition of preterm infants.},
  author={Mario De Curtis and J. Rig{\'o}},
  journal={Early human development},
  volume={88 Suppl 1},
Although great efforts have been made to improve neonatal nutrition in very low birthweight (VLBW) infants, many do not receive adequate nutrient intake and thus develop extrauterine growth restriction. In order to minimize the interruption of nutrients that occurs at birth, an "aggressive" nutritional approach has been proposed. Parenteral nutrition, which allows the infant's requirements for growth and development to be met, is indicated in infants for whom feeding via the enteral route is… CONTINUE READING