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Volume 16/Issue 1, January 2020

Full milk feeding from day one for preterm infants

Mitchell E., Meakin G., Culshaw L., Dorling J., Ojha S.


The FEED1 trial will investigate whether full milk feeds from day 1 in infants born at 30+0 to 32+6 weeks’ gestation reduces the length of hospital stay when compared to intravenous fluids or parenteral nutrition with gradual milk feeding. Early establishment of milk feeding in preterm infants could reduce risks of infection and improve growth. Achieving fully nutritional volumes of milk feeds earlier and improving growth without infections or necrotising enterocolitis may help the infant to be ready for home sooner.

Mitchell E., Meakin G., Culshaw L., Dorling J., Ojha S Full milk feeding from day one for preterm infants. Infant 2020;16(1): 26-29.
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