Responsive versus scheduled feeding in preterm infants (Review)

WATSON, Julie and MCGUIRE, William (2015). Responsive versus scheduled feeding in preterm infants (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 10.

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Scheduled feeding of prescribed enteral volumes remains standard practice for preterm infants. However, feeding preterm infants in response to their feeding and satiation cues (responsive, cue-based, or infant led feeding) rather than at scheduled intervals might enhance parent experience and satisfaction, 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 feeding preterm infants on a responsive basis versus feeding prescribed volumes at scheduled intervals on growth and duration of hospital stay.

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Art. No.: CD005255

Published Online: 13 OCT 2015

Assessed as up-to-date: 25 APR 2015

Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Depositing User: Julie Watson
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2015 13:45
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 04:10

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