Preventing necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates

JAMA. 1978 Nov 24;240(22):2452-4.


Necrotizing enterocolitis of newborn infants virtually vanished from our nurseries during the four years since the introduction of a slowly progressive feeding regimen. This cautions approach to feeding has been applied to selected infants whose condition during labor and delivery or whose neonatal problems indicate that they are at risk.

MeSH terms

  • Enteral Nutrition
  • Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Infant, Premature
  • Intestines / blood supply
  • Ischemia / prevention & control
  • Parenteral Nutrition*
  • Risk