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Continuous nasogastric milk feeding versus intermittent bolus milk feeding for premature infants less than 1500 grams

  1. Shahirose S Premji1,*,
  2. Lorraine Chessell2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group

Published Online: 9 NOV 2011

Assessed as up-to-date: 3 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001819.pub2

How to Cite

Premji SS, Chessell L. Continuous nasogastric milk feeding versus intermittent bolus milk feeding for premature infants less than 1500 grams. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD001819. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001819.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  2. 2

    McMaster University, Neonatal Unit, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

*Shahirose S Premji, University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada. premjis@ucalgary.ca.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 9 NOV 2011

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References

References to studies included in this review

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Akintorin 1997 {published data only}
Dollberg 2000 {published and unpublished data}
  • Dollberg S, Kuint J, Mazkereth R, et al. Feeding tolerance in preterm infants: Randomized trial of bolus and continuous feeding. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 2000;19(6):797-800.
Dsilna 2005 {published and unpublished data}
  • Dsilna A, Christensson K, Alfredsson L, et al. Continuous feeding promotes gastrointestinal tolerance and growth in very low birth weight infants. Journal of Pediatrics 2005;147:43-9.
Macdonald 1992 {published and unpublished data}
  • Macdonald PD, Skeoch CH, Carse H, Dryburgh F, Alroomi LG, Galea P, Gettinby G. Randomised trial of continuous nasogastric, bolus nasogastric, and transpyloric feeding in infants of birth weight under 1400 g. Archives of Disease in Childhood 1992;67:429-31.
Schanler 1999 {published and unpublished data}
  • Schanler RJ, Shulman RJ, Lau C. Feeding strategies for premature infants: Beneficial outcomes of feeding fortified milk versus preterm formula. Pediatrics 1999;103:1150-7.
  • Schanler RJ, Shulman RJ, Lau C, Smith EO, Heitkemper MM. Feeding strategies for premature infants: Randomized trial of gastrointestinal priming and tube-feeding method. Pediatrics 1999;103(2):434-9.
  • Shulman RJ, Schanler RJ, Lau C, Heitkemper M, Ou CN, Smith EO. Early feeding, antenatal glucocorticoids, and human milk decrease intestinal permeability in preterm infants. Pediatric Research 1998;44:519-23.
Silvestre 1996 {published data only}
  • Silvestre MA, Morbach CA, Brans YW, Shankaran S. A prospective randomized trial comparing continuous versus intermittent feeding method in very low birth weight neonates. Journal of Pediatrics 1996;128:748-52.
Toce 1987 {published data only}
  • Toce SS, Keenan WJ, Homan SM. Enteral feeding in very-low-birth-weight infants. A comparison of two nasogastric methods. American Journal of Diseases of Children 1987;141:439-44.

References to studies excluded from this review

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  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Baker 1997 {published data only}
Berseth 1992 {published data only}
  • Berseth CL, Baker J, DeVille K, et al. Rate of feeding and nutrient concentration affect preterm small intestinal motor responses to orogastric feedings. Gastroenterology 1992;103:1385(Abstract).
Dsilna 2008 {published data only}
  • Dsilna A, Christensson K, Gustafsson AS, Lagercrantz H, Alfredsson L. Behavioural stress is affected by the mode of tube feeding in very low birth weight infants. Clinical Journal of Pain 2008;24:447-55.

Additional references

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Aynsley-Green 1982
  • Aynsley-Green A, Adrian TE, Bloom SR. Feeding and the development of enteroinsular hormone secretion in the preterm infant: Effects of continuous gastric infusions of human milk compared with intermittent boluses. Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica 1982;71:379-83.
Aynsley-Green 1989
  • Aynsley-Green A. New insights into the nutritional management of newborn infants derived from studies of metabolic and endocrine inter-relations during the adaptation of postnatal life. The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 1989;48:283-92.
Aynsley-Green 1990
  • Aynsley-Green A, Lucas A, Lawson GR, Bloom SR. Gut hormones and regulatory peptides in relation to enteral feeding, gastroenteritis, and necrotizing enterocolitis in infancy. Journal of Pediatrics 1990;117:S24-32.
Grant 1991
Higgins 2011
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Krishnan 1981
  • Krishnan V, Satish M. Continuous (C) vs. intermittent (I) nasogastric (N/G) feeding in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Pediatric Research 1981;15:537 (Abstract).
Lucas 1986
Newell 1988
Raudonis 1995
  • Raudonis BM, Talbot LA. Use of critical thinking in research: The research critique. In: Talbot LA editor(s). Principles and practice of nursing research. St. Louis: Mosby, 1995:513-534.
Urrutia 1983
  • Urrutia J, Poole E. Continuous nasogastric versus intermittent gavage feedings in very low birth weight infants. Pediatric Research 1983;17:203A (Abstract).
Valman 1972

References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Premji 2001
Premji 2003
  • Premji S, Chessell L. Continuous nasogastric milk feeding versus intermittent bolus milk feeding for premature infants less than 1500 grams. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 1. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001819]
Premji 2004