Randomized trial of continuous nasogastic, bolus nasogastric, and transpyloric feeding in infants of birth-weight under 1400-g

P.D. Macdonald, C.H. Skeoch, H. Carse, F. Dryburgh, L.G. Alroomi, P. Galea, G. Gettinby

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Forty three infants under 1400 g were fed by a bolus nasogastric, continuous nasogastric, or transpyloric route. There were more complications with transpyloric feeding and no identifiable benefits in the growth rate, oral energy input, or chosen biochemical indices of nutrition. Bolus or continuous nasogastric feeds rather than transpyloric are better routine methods in infants of low birth weight.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-431
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1992


  • continuous nasogastric
  • bolus nasogastric
  • transpyloric feeding
  • infants
  • transpyloric route
  • low birth weight

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