MANAGEMENT OF NUTRITION PROBLEMS IN PRETERM INFANTS COURSE
The requirements of growth and organ development create a challenge in nutritional management of preterm infants. The number of nutrients found in human milk was recommended as a guideline in establishing the minimum and maximum levels in infant formulas. The fear of necrotizing enterocolitis and feeding intolerance are the major factors limiting the use of the enteral route as the primary means of nourishing premature babies. PN may help to meet many of the nutritional needs of these infants, but has significant detrimental side effects. This Course will discuss intensively the management of adequate nutrition to meet the needs of the preterm infants during growth through safe and effective fortify human milk.