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Influence of feeding patterns and other factors on early somatic growth of healthy, preterm infants in home-based kangaroo mother care: a cohort study

Charpak, N.; Ruiz-Peláez, J.G.; Figueroa, Z.

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 41(4): 430-437


ISSN/ISBN: 0277-2116
PMID: 16205511
DOI: 10.1097/01.mpg.0000177310.86909.52
Accession: 004203363

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Objective: Breast-milk fortifiers recommended for premature infants are seldom available in developing countries. We describe the characteristics of growth in preterm infants under ambulatory Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) who eventually required supplemental formula because of failure to thrive with exclusive breast feeding. We evaluated the relationship between growth indices at term, nutritional status of the infant at birth, and feeding pattern.

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