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ACHIEVING OPTIMAL FEEDS FOR PRETERM BABIES, RECOMMENDATIONS AND REALITIES IN PRACTICE: NIGERIAN PERSPECTIVE

Author(s): Dr. A.I. Ayede, Department of Paediatrics, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

ABSTRACT
Preterm deaths are responsible for the highest number of neonatal mortality in Nigeria. Preterm nutrition contributes significantly to overall outcome particularly as it relates to neurodevelopment. Recently, new guidelines for enteral  feedings in premature infants were issued by the American Academy of Paediatrics and European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Committee on Nutrition.