Enteral Nutrition in Preterm Infants

Publication Date: October 1, 2020
Last Updated: September 2, 2022

Nutrition Intervention

VLBW: Protein Amount

Healthcare practitioners should provide 3.5g to 4.0g of protein per kg bodyweight via enteral nutrition to very low birthweight (less than or equal to 1,500g) preterm infants. Protein intake at 3.5g to 4.0g per kg bodyweight supports superior growth and protein accretion compared to protein intake of less than 3.5g per kg bodyweight. (Fair, Imperative)



Enteral Nutrition in Preterm Infants

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