Addressing nutritional needs in preterm infants to promote long-term health

Monique van de Lagemaat, Charlotte A. Ruys, Harrie N. Lafeber, Johannes B. van Goudoever, Chris H. P. van den Akker

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The number of infants who are born (extremely) preterm and survive into adulthood is still increasing. Therefore, long-term consequences of preterm birth and possibilities to positively influence outcomes increasingly gain attention. Early nutrition and growth are thought to be important contributors in determining long-term health, especially with respect to cardiometabolic diseases and neurodevelopment. Adequate parenteral feeding of preterm infants immediately after birth, with a rapid replacement by enteral nutrition, preferably with fortified mother’s own milk, is considered of utmost importance. This can help to prevent extra-uterine growth restriction and to promote both short- and long-term health and development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly Nutrition and Long-Term Health
Subtitle of host publicationMechanisms, Consequences, and Opportunities, Second Edition
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128243893
ISBN (Print)9780128244050
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022

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NameEarly Nutrition and Long-Term Health: Mechanisms, Consequences, and Opportunities, Second Edition


  • Growth
  • Human milk
  • Lipids
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Outcome
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Premature neonates
  • Protein

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