Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Keywords
nasogastric (NG); tube; home; feeding; discharge; outreach
Key points
  1. We share our experiences of setting up a short-term home NGT feeding programme for well preterm babies establishing sucking feeds.
  2. The programme has several benefits: reducing hospital stays, enhancing weight gain, increasing breastfeeding rates, significant financial savings, and enhancing family bonding.

Also published in Infant:

VOLUME 14/ISSUE 5, SEPTEMBER 2018
A survey of newborn babies admitted for the treatment of jaundice
Reducing the number of full term infants admitted into neonatal units is a priority for the NHS. Neonatal jaundice is the fourth most common reason for a term admission into a neonatal unit and the most common reason for admission from home. This article considers the findings of a three-month retrospective national survey of practice aimed at understanding variation in admission processes and management of term newborn babies admitted with jaundice from home.

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