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Additional Protein Fortification Is Necessary in Extremely Low-Birth-Weight Infants Fed Human Milk

Picaud, J.-C.; Houeto, N.; Buffin, R.; Loys, C.-M.; Godbert, I.; Haÿs, S.

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 63(1): 103-105

2016


ISSN/ISBN: 1536-4801
PMID: 26859094
DOI: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000001142
Accession: 057137596

In the present study, approximately one in three (49/152, 32.2%) extremely low-birth-weight infants were demonstrated to require additional protein intake to supplement the standard fortification to achieve satisfactory weight gain. This additional protein fortification also resulted in a rapid increase in length-for-age (P < 0.001) and head circumference-for-age (P = 0.02) z scores.

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