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Tip 32: specialist preterm milks 2

Nutriprem 2 and SMA Gold Prem 2 contains slightly less Kcal, protein, Ca, PO4 & iron than Nutriprem 1 and SMA Gold Prem 1. Babies on this milk still require vitamin supplementation but not iron. It is generally introduced to … Continue reading

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Tip 30: specialist preterm milks

Nutriprem 1 contains slightly more kcal than breast-milk, about twice as much protein, Ca, PO4 and iron, but about the same about of fat. As a rough guide, full requirements of Nutriprem 1 are about 150ml/kg/day and of expressed breast-milk (EBM) … Continue reading

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Tip 6: Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a scheme in the UK that gives free food (milk or infant formula, fresh fruit and vegetables) and multivitamins to pregnant women & children <4 years of age, if their family is receiving certain government benefits. External … Continue reading

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Tip 233: UNICEF BFI 2

The second 5 steps (out of 10) to successful breast-feeding are: 6. Give newborn infants no food or drink other than breast milk, unless medically indicated 7. Practice rooming in—allow mothers and infants to remain together 24h a day 8. Encourage … Continue reading

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Tip 232: UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative

Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) accreditation programme was introduced to hospitals in the UK in 1994. The first 5 steps (out of 10) to successful breast-feeding are: Have a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all healthcare staff Train … Continue reading

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Tip 197: iron 2

Without an exogenous source of iron, the preterm infant becomes depleted by about eight weeks. 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: … Continue reading

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Tip 195: iron

Iron deficiency results in poor neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm infants. ESPGHAN recommends starting 2-3mg/kg/day at two to six weeks of age (two to four weeks in ELBW infants). Intakes of >5mg/kg/day should be avoided. Sytron provides 5.5mg iron per 1ml. … Continue reading

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