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Ad libitum or demand/semi-demand feeding versus scheduled interval feeding for preterm infants

Tosh, Karen; McGuire, William


BACKGROUND: Feeding preterm infants in response to their hunger and satiation cues (ad libitum or demand/semi demand) rather than at scheduled intervals might help in the establishment of independent oral feeding, increase nutrient intake and growth rates, and allow earlier hospital discharge. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of a policy of feeding preterm infants on an ad libitum or demand/semi-demand basis versus feeding prescribed volumes at scheduled intervals on growth rates and the time...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005255.pub2


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