Evid Based Nurs 5:41 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.2.41
  • Treatment

Review: continuous nasogastric milk feeding leads to a longer time to reach full feeds in premature infants < 1500 g

Continuous v intermittent bolus milk feeding in premature infants < 1500 g

Outcomes Weighted mean difference (95% CI)
†Statistically significant.
Days to full feeds 3.0 (0.7 to 5.2)†
Days to regain birth weight −0.6 (−1.8 to 0.6)
Weight gain (g/kg/d) −1.1 (−2.3 to 0.03)
Length gain (cm/wk) 0.1 (−0.01 to 0.2)
Head circumference gain (cm/wk) −0.03 (−0.1 to 0.04)
Triceps skinfold thickness (mm/wk) 0 (−0.1 to 0.1)
Days to discharge −1.9 (−8.3 to 4.4)

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