Feeding And Nutrition in the Preterm Infant

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-10-06

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"Caring for preterm infants involves providing them with the best nutrition. Growing evidence over the last decade has consistently shown that human milk is better absorbed and tolerated than formula and gives many significant advantages over artificial substitutes. Mammary development, however, is immature for many mothers who deliver prematurely. This poses a number of challenges to health professionals involved in caring for the preterm infant. When a mother's lactation fails it is often due to a lack of simple evidence-based guidance and support. However, many of the challenges involved in the transition of these infants from tube to successful oral feeding can be overcome with the correct assessment and intervention." "Feeding and Nutrition in the Preterm Infant addresses these issues and provides evidence-based guidelines on neonatal feeding and milk expression. This book has been written as a handbook for professionals to ensure safe and effective practice in this field. There is an evidence-based section on milk expression as well as information on maternal diet, milk storage and sequence of use." "This is a practical yet comprehensive guide to best practice in providing optimum nutrition to the preterm infant. It also aims to ensure that safe and effective feeding skills are achieved."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Contents v
Contributors vii
Preface ix
Acknowledgements xi
Foreword xiii
Tony Williams
Jan Riordan
Benefits of human milk for the preterm baby
Caroline King
Elizabeth Jones
Nutritional requirements
Caroline King
Ensuring nutritional adequacy of human milk-fed preterm babies
Caroline King
Mammary anatomy and physiology
Peter E Hartmann
Donna T Ramsay
Milk expression
Elizabeth Jones
Peter E Hartmann
Human milk banking
Gillian Weaver
Enteral feeding
Caroline King
Growth and outcome
Caroline King
Feeding development
Annie Bagnall
Transition from tube to breast
Elizabeth Jones
Feeding problems
Annie Bagnall
Benchmarking and education
Sue C Bell
Glossary 193(8)
Resources 201(4)
Index 205

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