Evidence-Based Nutrition Management of Preterm Infants

Ekhard E. Ziegler, MD, of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and Michael Caplan, MD, of NorthShore University HealthSystem/the University of Chicago, discuss strategies to optimize pediatric nutrition and prevent NEC in preterm infants. These include the causes of inadequate protein, DHA, and micronutrient intake in the NICU, optimal enteral feeding strategies and human breast milk fortification, the pathophysiology of NEC and the impact of different feeding strategies on NEC.

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