Meeting New Protein Requirements in the NICU and Beyond
Amy Gates, RD, CSP, LD,
a pediatric nutrition specialist at The Children’s Hospital of Georgia and Georgia Regents University in Augusta, reviews recently released protein recommendations for premature infants, which can be achieved with the use of liquid fortifiers. She discusses differences among currently available high-protein human milk liquid fortifiers, and reviews standardized feeding protocols that provide premature infants with the nutrients they need to grow and thrive while minimizing feeding intolerance.
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