• Challenging issues of parenteral nutrition in very low birth weight infants

Challenging issues of parenteral nutrition in very low birth weight infants

SOVREMENNAYA PEDIATRIYA.2017.5(85):121-125; doi 10.15574/SP.2017.85.121

Sydorenko I., Shunko Ie.
Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine

Very low birth weight premature babies almost have no energy reserved for the appropriate body functioning immediately after birth. The immature gastrointestinal tract does not ready to digest full enteral nutrition. The providing of early parenteral nutrition helps to stabilize the general condition, reduces the catabolic processes and ensures adequate growth and development. At the time of its preparing, it is important not only to improve infant nutrition, but also to minimize the potential negative consequences of parenteral nutrition. In this article some features of the main nutrients providing and ways of adverse effects correction are reviewed.
Key words: nutrition, very low birth weight infant.


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