Very low birth weight (VLBW) and other high-risk infants require accurate delivery of nutrients enterally to promote appropriate growth. However, loss of nutrients may occur during gavage feeding of fortified human milk. This presentation examines studies that have quantified nutrient loss based on current feeding strategies including the use of a human milk-based human milk fortifier and different feeding systems.
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Keli Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD
Director for Clinical Research for the Department of Pediatrics