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Table 2 Feeding schedule - ml/kg/HOUR

From: ADEPT - Abnormal Doppler Enteral Prescription Trial

Day of feeding Volume of milk according to birth weight (ml/kg/HOUR)
  < 600 g 600-749 g 750-999 g 1000-1249 g ≥ 1250 g
1 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0
2 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.5
3 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.5 2.0
4 1.0 1.5 1.5 2.0 2.5
5 1.5 2.0 2.0 2.5 3.0
6 2.0 2.5 2.5 3.0 3.5
7 2.5 3.0 3.0 3.5 4.0 - 4.5
8 3.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 - 4.5 5.0 - 5.5
9 3.5 4.0 4.0 - 4.5 5.0 - 5.5 6.0 - 6.25
10 4.0 4.5 - 5.0 5.0 - 5.5 6.0 - 6.25  
11 4.5 - 5.0 5.5 - 6.0 6.0 - 6.25   
12 5.5 - 6.0 6.25    
13 6.25     
14 Increase as required
  1. (NB feed advancement schedule is the same for babies in EARLY or LATE groups: only the timing of initiation of feeds differs)
  2. Where 2 numbers are in a cell separated by a hyphen the first number indicates hourly volume/kg to feed for the first 12 hours of each 24 hour period. The second number in each cell indicates hourly volume/kg to feed for the second 12 hours of each 24 hour period.
  3. Feeds should be given hourly or continuously. However, if there are longer intervals between feeds, e.g. 2 hourly feeds, then the milk volume should be increased accordingly.
  4. Light grey background = feeds increase by 0.5 ml/kg every 12 hours.
  5. Dark grey background = feed volume reached 150 ml/kg/day (6.25 ml/kg/hour).
  6. Feeds can be increased as required.