Feeding and Nutrition in the Preterm Infant,
Edition 1
By Elizabeth A. Jones, MPhil and Caroline King, BSc(Hons), SRD

Publication Date: 22 Sep 2005
A practical handbook for healthcare professionals that covers all aspects of pre-term nutrition, using evidence-based information to promote safe and effective practice. Readers will discover problem-solving strategies, interventions, and information on meeting the nutritional requirements of pre-term infants.

Key Features

  • Easily accessible information on all aspects of pre-term and neonatal nutrition
  • Includes the latest research-based information on mammary physiology and the dynamics of milk expression
  • Discusses the nutritional requirements of the pre-term breastfed infant - and how to succeed in meeting these needs
  • Provides effective interventions to prevent pre-term breastfeeding failures
  • Problem-solving strategies ensure a smooth transition from nasogastric to breastfeeding
About the author
By Elizabeth A. Jones, MPhil, Breastfeeding Specialist (Neonatal Unit), North Staffordshire Hospital (NHS) Trust, UK and Caroline King, BSc(Hons), SRD, Specialist Neonatal and Paediatric Dietitian Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Benefits of Human Milk for the Preterm Baby

Chapter 2. Nutritional Requirements

Chapter 3. Ensuring Nutritional Adequacy of Human Milk Fed Preterm Babies

Chapter 4. Mammary Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 5. Milk Expression

Chapter 6. Milk Banking

Chapter 7. Enteral Feeding

Chapter 8. Monitoring Growth and Outcome

Chapter 9. Feeding Development

Chapter 10. Transition from Tube to Breast

Chapter 11. Feeding Problems

Chapter 12. Benchmarking, Standards, Audit and Education



Book Reviews
"The book concentrates on the important area of breast feeding of the preterm and the use of expressed milk when breast feeding is not possible. It this respect the book fulfils its remit very well." S B Ainworth, Disease in Childhood, (2006; 91; 374-375)

'A well-designed resource for all professionals involved in the care of the neonate... While firmly recommending this book to all neonatal units and transitional wards, I would also suggest that those supporting mothers nursing term infants would find this book a worthwhile and informative read.'
Royal College of Midwives Journal 'Midwives'(September 2006, Vol. 9, No. 9)
Book details
ISBN: 9780443073786
Page Count: 228
Retail Price : £30.99
Lang S, Breastfeeding Special Care Babies, BT 1997 (new edition about to be published); 178 pp.

This is a very practical guide about the management of milk expression and breastfeeding for neonatal nurses and midwives. The author was a midwife on a neonatal unit in the early 1990s and the book describes breastfeeding practice in vogue at this time. Neonatal nutrition is not discussed.
Midwives; paediatric dieticians; neonatal nurses; paediatricians and neonatologists; health visitors; primary care physicians.