Tip 149: preterm infant nutrition

Preterm infants <1kg require 4.0 – 4.5 g/kg/day protein compared to 2 g/kg/day for a term infant.

Reference: ESPGHAN, (2010). Enteral Nutrient Supply for Preterm Infants: Commentary from European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Committee on Nutrition. JPGN; 50: 1-9.

Previously published: 29/07/14, 03/07/15

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