Modern solutions for post-discharge feeding of preterm infants
AbstractPost-discharge feeding of preterm infants is a challenging task for paediatricians. The main goal of nutrition is providing the catch-up growth. The study results confirm the robust association between the growth rate of preterm babies and further neurocognitive development. Breast milk is the ultimate nutrition for preterm infants. However, it does not always meet the high needs of premature babies in terms of nutrients. Considering the fact that guidelines on nutrients supply for preterm infants after hospital discharge do not exist and the data on the feeding duration is quite contradictory, the individual approach based on growth parameters is recommended as the rule of thumb.
Keywords:prematurity, post-discharge feeding, catch-up growth, artificial feeding, breast milk fortification
Neonatology: News, Opinions, Training. 2017; (4): 64-70.