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Postprandial motor response of the small intestine to enteral feeds in preterm infants.
  1. W M Bisset,
  2. J Watt,
  3. R P Rivers,
  4. P J Milla
  1. Institute of Child Health, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London.


    The postprandial motor response to enteral feeds of the small intestine of preterm infants is dependent on the bolus volume of feed that the infants receive and the number of days over which enteral feeds have been given. The postconceptional age of the infant is not an important determinant. The early introduction of enteral nutrition to preterm infants is therefore likely to enhance the motor response of the small intestine to feeds.

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