Ogunlesi TA

Dr, Department of Paediatrics, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Sagamu, Nigeria

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  • Original Article   
    The Influence of Method, Timing of Onset and Duration of Enteral Feeding on the Duration of Hospitalization of Newborn Infants in a Nigerian Special Care Baby Unit
    Author(s): Ogunlesi TA* and Ogunfowora OB

    Background: Feeding practices among high‑risk newborn babies have not been extensively studied in the resource‑constrained parts of the world. Aim: To describe the pattern of milk use among infants in a resource‑poor special care baby unit (SCBU) and relate these to the outcome of hospitalization. Subjects and Methods: Setting – SCBU of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu. Design – Prospective study of consecutively admitted inborn babies within the first 24 h of life. The data analyzed included the weight and estimated gestational age (EGA) of the babies, the age at the onset of and duration of feeds (breast milk and artificial milk [AM]). Results: Out of the 118 infants studied, (78.8%) 93/118 received breast milk and 16.1% (19/118) received AM. The mean age at the commencement of enteral feeding was 3.9 days. The age at th.. Read More»

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