Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

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stoma; nutrition; growth; necrotising enterocolitis; spontaneous intestinal perforation
Key points
  1. Optimal timing of stoma closure in preterm infants is unknown.
  2. Complications following stoma formation are common and associated with significant morbidity.
  3. Complications can be related to poor growth, vascular access or the stoma itself.

Also published in Infant:

Full milk feeding from day one for preterm infants
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.