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NNIW96: Amino Acid Requirements Of The Rapidly Growing Preterm Infant

Ferdinand Haschke


Human milk fortifiers (HMF) are necessary to achieve the recommended protein, energy and micronutrient intakes of preterm infants. Two recent studies indicated that delivering 1.4 - 1.8g of HMF protein with 100ml of milk might still not be enough. There are some AA with lower percentages in human milk than is needed during foetal gain – lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, histidine, glycine and arginine. More studies are needed to understand better how to achieve the needs of the preterm infant on specific AA and which is the best reference for the AA profile for these infants :In this video, Ferdinand Haschke talks about the best amino acid mix in human milk fortifiers.