Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Nutrition of low birth weight infants

Year: 2013, volume 9 Issue: №4 Pages: 720-725
Heading: Pediatrics Article type: Review
Authors: Kadymova I.I., Bochkova L.G.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

The article is concerned with the current state of nutrition of low birth weight infants. Anatomo-physiological features of digestive system of heterogeneous cohort of low birth weight infants are given. The article presents the description of metabolism of basic food ingredients in neonatal age. The analysis of efficiency of modern methods of enteral and parenteral nutrition of newborns with morphofunctional immaturity has been carried out. The necessity of complex programming of specific nutrition schemes for low birth weight infants of different weight categories has been proved in the work. The method of complex programming will guarantee safe survival of low birth weight infants.

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