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Preterm Feeding Schedules

Aka: Preterm Feeding Schedules
  1. See Also
    1. Infant Feeding
    2. Breast Feeding
  2. Management: Birth Weight 1000g (q3 hour gavaged feedings)
    1. Day 1: 12 cal/oz, 3 ml x8
    2. Day 2: 12 cal/oz, 5 ml x4, then 8 ml x4 (17 Cal/kg/day)
    3. Day 3: 12 cal/oz, 10 ml x8 (26 Cal/kg/day)
    4. Day 4: 24 cal/oz, 10 ml x8 (64 Cal/kg/day)
    5. Day 5: 24 cal/oz, 12 ml x8 (77 Cal/kg/day)
    6. Day 6: 24 cal/oz, 14 ml x8 (90 Cal/kg/day)
    7. Day 7: 24 cal/oz, 16 ml x8 (102 Cal/kg/day)
    8. Day 8: 24 cal/oz, 18 ml x8 (115 Cal/kg/day)
    9. Day 9: 24 cal/oz, 20 ml x8 (128 Cal/kg/day)
  3. Management: Birth Weight 1500g (q3 hour gavaged feedings)
    1. Day 1: 12 cal/oz, 5 ml x8
    2. Day 2: 12 cal/oz, 8 ml x4, then 10 ml x4
    3. Day 3:
      1. First: 12 cal/oz, 13 ml x4
      2. Next: 24 cal/oz, 13 ml x4 (42 Cal/kg/day)
    4. Day 4: 24 cal/oz, 17 ml x8 (73 Cal/kg/day)
    5. Day 5: 24 cal/oz, 20 ml x8 (85 Cal/kg/day)
    6. Day 6: 24 cal/oz, 23 ml x8 (98 Cal/kg/day)
    7. Day 7: 24 cal/oz, 30 ml x8 (128 Cal/kg/day)
  4. Management: Birth Weight 2000g (q3 hour gavaged feedings)
    1. Day 1: 10 cal/oz, 10 ml x8
    2. Day 2: 10 cal/oz, 15 ml x8
    3. Day 3:
      1. First: 10 cal/oz, 20 ml x4
      2. Next: 20 cal/oz, 20 ml x4 (40 Cal/kg/day)
    4. Day 4: 20 cal/oz, 25 ml x8 (67 Cal/kg/day)
    5. Day 5: 20 cal/oz, 30 ml x8 (80 Cal/kg/day)
    6. Day 6: 20 cal/oz, 40 ml x8 (107 Cal/kg/day)
    7. Day 7: 20 cal/oz, 45 ml x8 (120 Cal/kg/day)
    8. Day 8: Switch to q4 hour feedings
  5. Management: Birth Weight 2500g (q3 hour gavaged feedings)
    1. Day 1: 10 cal/oz, 10 ml x4, 15 ml x4
    2. Day 2:
      1. First: 10 cal/oz, 20 ml x4
      2. Next: 20 cal/oz, 20 ml x4 (32 Cal/kg/day)
    3. Day 3: 20 cal/oz, 25 ml x8 (54 Cal/kg/day)
    4. Day 4: 20 cal/oz, 30 ml x4, 35 ml x4 (70 Cal/kg/day)
    5. Day 5: 20 cal/oz, 40 ml x4, 50 ml x4 (96 Cal/kg/day)
    6. Day 6: 20 cal/oz, 60 ml x8 (129 Cal/kg/day)
    7. Day 7: Switch to q4 hour feedings

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