Protein in the Nutrition of the Preterm Infant

Biochemical and Nutritional Considerations
  • Niels C. R. Räihä


Recent medical advances have resulted in improved care for the mother and fetus during preterm labor and delivery, and of the premature infant during the neonatal period. As a consequence, perinatal mortality rates have decreased hand in hand with the frequency of severe neurological residues. The most important goal of the obstetrician and the neonatologist of today is the improvement of the quality of survival, since learning problems and high incidence of slightly impaired intellectual performance and low IQ scores are still fairly common in studies of long-term outcome of low-birth-weight infants.


Preterm Infant Breast Milk Human Milk Human Fetus Maternal Plasma 
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  • Niels C. R. Räihä
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  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics in MalmöUniversity of LundMalmöSweden

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