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Randomized trial of continuous nasogastic, bolus nasogastric, and transpyloric feeding in infants of birth-weight under 1400-g

Macdonald, P.D. and Skeoch, C.H. and Carse, H. and Dryburgh, F. and Alroomi, L.G. and Galea, P. and Gettinby, G. (1992) Randomized trial of continuous nasogastic, bolus nasogastric, and transpyloric feeding in infants of birth-weight under 1400-g. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 67 (4). pp. 429-431. ISSN 0003-9888

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Abstract

Forty three infants under 1400 g were fed by a bolus nasogastric, continuous nasogastric, or transpyloric route. There were more complications with transpyloric feeding and no identifiable benefits in the growth rate, oral energy input, or chosen biochemical indices of nutrition. Bolus or continuous nasogastric feeds rather than transpyloric are better routine methods in infants of low birth weight.