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Nutrition Support of Neonatal Patients at Risk for Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Recommendations

We suggest that minimal enteral nutrition should be initiated within the first 2 days of life and advanced by 30 mL/kg/d in infants ≥1000 g. (W)
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We suggest the exclusive use of mother’s milk rather than bovine-based products or formula in infants at risk for NEC. (W)
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There are insufficient data to recommend the use of probiotics in infants at risk for NEC. (FR)
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We do not recommend glutamine supplementation for infants at risk for NEC. (S)
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There is insufficient evidence at this time to recommend arginine and/or long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation for infants at risk for NEC. (FR)
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There are insufficient data to make a recommendation regarding time to reintroduce feedings to infants after NEC. (FR)
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Recommendation Grading

Overview

Title

Nutrition Support of Neonatal Patients at Risk for Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

June 12, 2012

Document Type

Guideline

External Publication Status

Published

Country of Publication

US

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Infant

Health Care Settings

Hospital, Long term care

Intended Users

Dietician nutritionist

Scope

Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D018529 - Nutritional Support, D020345 - Enterocolitis, Necrotizing

Keywords

parenteral nutrition, Nutrition Support, Necrotizing Enterocolitis