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Postdischarge formula consumption in infants born preterm.
  1. A Lucas,
  2. F King,
  3. N B Bishop
  1. MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge.


    In 31 infants born preterm and formula fed ad libitum, all milk intake was weighed from hospital discharge to nine months post-term. Mean daily milk intake was high, reaching 230 g/kg before four weeks post-term and was still over 150 g/kg beyond six months. Five of the 31 infants (16%) consumed 300-350 g/kg; 50% 'voluntarily' consumed more than upper recommended limits for energy intake and 35% did so for protein intake.

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