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Table 3 Neonatal nutrition practices in the PreM Growth Study three cities at the time of the study

From: Validating the weight gain of preterm infants between the reference growth curve of the fetus and the term infant

  Calgary Regina San Diego
A. Nutrition plans:    
Goals for parenteral nutrition    
Protein (g/kg/day) 3.5 to 4 3.5 to 4 4
Lipid (g/kg/day) 3 to 4 3 to 4 3.5
Type of amino acid Trophamine 2001 to 2006, Primene 2006 to 2010 Aminosyn PF 2001- May 2005 Primene 2005 to 2010 Trophamine
Type of lipids Intralipid Intralipid Intralipid
Beginning doses:    
Protein (g/kg/day) 1-2 grams 1-2 grams 2 grams
Lipid (g/kg/day) 1 gram on day 1 or 2 0.5-1.0 grams on day 1 or 2 1-2 grams
Rate of increment:    
Protein (g/kg/day) 1 gram 0.5-1.0 1 gram
Lipid (g/kg/day) 1 gram 0.5-1.0 1 gram
B. Actual nutrition data:    
Parenteral nutrition start (day) 0.4 (0.6) 0.7 (1.0) 0 (0)
Minimal enteral feed start (day) 4.2 (4.1) 9.2 (5.2) 4.7 (4.0)
Enteral feeds start (day) 9.8 (7.3) 17.4 (9.2) 12.8 (10.5)
Full feeds (day) 22.2 (10.8) 36.2 (17.7) 29.4 (19.7)
C. Predominant hospital feedings:    
Fortified breastmilk (%) 74.3 43.6 90.9
Non-Fortified breastmilk (%) 2.8 5.1 3.0
Preterm formula (%) 12.0 23.1 6.1
Term formula (%) 1.7 23.0 0
D. Post D/C* predominant feedings:    
Non-Fortified breastmilk (%) 16.3 12.5 6.1
Breastmilk & post D/C* formula (%) 29.4 0 42.4
Breastmilk & term formula (%) 14.5 0 12.1
Post D/C* formula (%) 24.9 67.2 36.4
Term formula (%) 14.3 17.2 3.0
  1. * post D/C = post discharge.