Nutritional management strategy for preterm infants
Parenteral Nutrition (PN) is often required for infants <32 weeks GA or <1500g BW. A relatively high dose (2g/kg/d protein) within hours of birth, and lipid from day 2 (2g/kg/d) with the aim of reducing ex-utero growth retardation and associated morbidity.
Omega-3 and pregnancy: New Cochrane Review reveals reduced risk of pre-term births
Increasing omega‐3 intake during pregnancy, either through supplements or in foods, may reduce the incidence of pre-term births and the likelihood of having a baby with a low birthweight, according to a new Cochrane Review.
Preterm Nutrition: Effect on Growth, Morbidity and Cognition
Nutrition of extremely preterms is one of the most important areas for improvement in neonatal care. Nutrition of preterm infants can be improved by: Education of physicians, improved parenteral nutrition solutions, prescribing iron drops to all newborns with birth weight < 2500g