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Post-Discharge Nutrition in Preterm Infants

  • Richard J. Cooke


The fundamental principle underlying nutritional support is that intake meets needs thereby ensuring the best outcome; in the case of the preterm infant, optimal growth and development. Achieving this goal is problematic and most, if not all very-low-birth-weight infants (VLBWI) are undernourished and under-grown at initial hospital discharge.


Preterm Infant Hospital Discharge Human Milk Lean Mass Head Circumference 
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  • Richard J. Cooke
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  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Division of NeonatologySaint Louis University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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