Nutritional management of the premature infant has become an integral part of the medical care provided to these infants. With the ever increasing survival of low-birthweight and very-low-birth-weight infants, understanding the principles of nutritional therapy becomes all the more important. It is estimated that there are four million births in the United States every year; with an estimated prematurity rate of 9%, the number of infants requiring such management is enormous. This section focuses on nutritional goals, nutrient requirements, and enteral and parenteral routes of nutritional therapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Nutrition and Food|
|Number of pages||16|
|ISBN (Print)||0849327059, 9780849327056|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2001|
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