Standardization of Feeding Advancement After Neonatal Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • Does It Improve Outcomes?
  • Kate B. Savoie, Marielena Bachier-Rodriguez, Tamekia L. Jones, Kristen Jeffreys, Dita Papraniku, Wednesday Marie A. Sevilla, Emma Tillman, Eunice Y. Huang
  • Nutrition in Clinical Practice, July 2016, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0884533616658766

Increasing feeding in a consistent way in infants after surgery

What is it about?

Using a standard method to introduce feeding to neonates and infants after surgery will create consistency in care and can decrease risk of problems.

Why is it important?

Having a standardized method to increase feeds helps improve care, produces consistency in care and allows physicians to communicate with each other well during the recovery period after surgery.


Eunice Huang
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Although there are many publications that discuss outcomes after standardization of feeding in neonates, few actually publish their protocol. We published our guidelines in this paper and discuss how we are improving it as a result of this study. This information can be useful for other physicians who would like to develop a similar guideline for their institution.

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