Tip 189: vitamin A

Preterm infants have low vitamin A status at birth and this has been associated with increased risk of developing chronic lung disease (CLD).

ESPGHAN recommend an intake of 400-1000µg RE (retinol equivalent)/kg/day. Abidec provides 400µg RE per 0.6ml. Dalivit provides 1500µg RE per 0.6ml.

External link: Larmour, K., Shaw, V., 2016. Enteral nutrition for the preterm infant, version 2.0. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust: London.

Previously published: 11/11/14

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