Feeding and Nutrition in the Preterm Infant


  • Elizabeth Jones, MPhil, Breastfeeding Specialist (Neonatal Unit), North Staffordshire Hospital (NHS) Trust, UK
  • Caroline King, BSc(Hons), SRD, Specialist Neonatal and Paediatric Dietetican, Depatment of Nutrition & Dietetics, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

A practical handbook for healthcare professionals that covers all aspects of pre-term nutrition, using evidence-based information to promote safe and effective practice. Readers will discover problem-solving strategies, interventions, and information on meeting the nutritional requirements of pre-term infants.
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Midwives; paediatric dieticians; neonatal nurses; paediatricians and neonatologists; health visitors; primary care physicians.


Book information

  • Published: September 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07378-6

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Benefits of Human Milk for the Preterm Baby

Chapter 2. Nutritional Requirements

Chapter 3. Ensuring Nutritional Adequacy of Human Milk Fed Preterm Babies

Chapter 4. Mammary Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 5. Milk Expression

Chapter 6. Milk Banking

Chapter 7. Enteral Feeding

Chapter 8. Monitoring Growth and Outcome

Chapter 9. Feeding Development

Chapter 10. Transition from Tube to Breast

Chapter 11. Feeding Problems

Chapter 12. Benchmarking, Standards, Audit and Education