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NNIW96: Meeting Protein- And Energy Requirements Of Preterm Infants Receiving Human Milk.

Chris van den Akker


Nutrition, essential for healthy growth, is made up of good quality protein, energy to support protein synthesis, essential fatty acids and micronutrients, especially phosphate and calcium. There is still a major gap between growth in utero and in NICU after birth for preterm babies, and over the years

In this video, Chris van den Akker from Amsterdam UMC talks about how to meet the protein and energy requirements of preterm infants receiving human milk. He discusses different ways of fortification, the standard and  individualised approach, the later which can either be adjustable, depending on levels of urea concentration, or targeted, where the macronutrient content is measured up to three times a week and more or less protein and lipids are added.