Complementary feeding in the preterm infants: Summary of available macronutrient intakes and requirements

Guglielmo Salvatori, Ludovica Martini

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Limited data are available regarding the nutritional needs for preterm infants. In most cases, guidelines refer to the acquisition of neuromotor skills, adequate weight and corrected chronological age. While waiting for the establishment of specific nutritional indications for premature infants we proposed the weaning recommendations for term infants of the Italian Society of Human Nutrition with LARNs (Reference intake Levels of Nutrients and energy for the Italian population) of 2014, the Dietary Reference Values for nutrients of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) of 2017 and the Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand Including Recommended Dietary Intakes of 2017.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3696
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalNutrients
Volume12
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Complementary feeding
  • Macronutrients
  • Preterm infants
  • Weaning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Complementary feeding in the preterm infants: Summary of available macronutrient intakes and requirements'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this