Koletzko B, Poindexter B, Uauy R (eds): Nutritional Care of Preterm Infants: Scientific Basis and Practical Guidelines. World Rev Nutr Diet. Basel, Karger, 2014, vol 110, pp 4–10 (DOI: 10.1159/000358453)

Defining the Nutritional Needs of Preterm Infants Ricardo Uauy a  · Berthold Koletzko b  



Division of Neonatology, Pontifical Catholic University Medical School and Institute of Nutrition INTA Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile; b Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital University of Munich Medical Centre, Munich, Germany  


Reviewed by Hania Szajewska, Department of Paediatrics, The Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland; Richard Ehrenkranz, Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., USA


Meeting the nutritional needs of preterm infants represents a continuing challenge facing neonatologists, gastroenterology and nutrition consultants, nutritionists and dieticians, nurses, as well as the infants’ families [1]. Around the world, improvements of perinatal care have led to both increased survival and reduced long-term morbidity, such as chronic lung disease and neurodevelopmental impairment, in preterm infants, particularly in very low birth weight (VLBW) (birth weight

Defining the nutritional needs of preterm infants.

Nutritional needs are defined as the amount and chemical form of a nutrient needed to support normal health, growth and development without disturbing...
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