Effects of Targeted Versus Adjustable Protein Fortification of Breast Milk on Early Growth in Very Low-Birth-Weight Preterm Infants: A Randomized Clinical Trial


Bulut O., Coban A., Uzunhan O., Ince Z.

NUTRITION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.35, no.2, pp.335-343, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ncp.10307
  • Title of Journal : NUTRITION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.335-343

Abstract

Background Breast milk is preferred for the feeding of very low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants, but it does not meet nutrition requirements unless it is fortified. Adequate protein intake to maintain the growth of preterm infants cannot be provided by standard fortification methods because of variation in the protein content of human milk. Individualization is necessary to achieve target protein intakes. The goal of this study was to compare the effects of 2 different methods of individualized protein fortification of breast milk on the early growth of VLBW preterm infants.