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Newborn health

Newborn nutrition and feeding

This section contains RHL summaries of published systematic reviews on care of the newborn infant, newborn nutrition and feeding and management of unwell newborns.
A nurse looks after a sleeping premature baby in an incubator, Azerbajan

Delayed introduction of progressive enteral feeds to prevent necrotising enterocolitis in very low birth weight infants

Preterm baby being held close to mother's chest

Formula milk versus donor breast milk for feeding preterm or low birth weight infants

A mother walks with her three-months-old son in her arms, Bangladesh

Nutrient-enriched formula versus standard term formula for preterm infants following hospital discharge

A mother with her premature baby.

Enteral iron supplementation in preterm and low-birth-weight infants

Nurse feeding milk from syringe to preterm baby.

Protein supplementation of human milk for promoting growth in preterm infants

Mother and preterm baby in her arms in maternity ward.

Ad libitum or demand/semi-demand feeding versus scheduled interval feeding for preterm infants

Mother breastfeeding baby in premature unit in Brazil

Avoidance of bottles during the establishment of breast feeds in preterm infants

Newborn infant being cup fed by a nurse.

Cup-feeding versus other forms of supplemental enteral feeding for newborn infants unable to fully breastfeed