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

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QUESTION: In premature infants weighing < 1500 g, how effective is continuous compared with intermittent bolus nasogastric milk feeding?

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Studies were identified by searching Medline, CINAHL, HealthSTAR, and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register up to June 2000; and by reviewing abstracts, conference proceedings, and references from relevant publications.

Study selection

Studies were selected if they were randomised or quasi-randomised controlled trials that enrolled infants < 1500 g with no major congenital anomalies that might interfere with feeding tolerance; evaluated continuous nasogastric compared with intermittent bolus tube feedings of breast milk or formula; and assessed days to full feeds, feeding tolerance, time to regain birth weight, somatic growth, days to …

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  • Source of funding: no external funding.

  • For correspondence: Dr S Premji, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

  • * Numbers calculated from data in article.