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A better guideline on milk requirements for babies below 6 months.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3421876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The volume of infant formula required for babies below the age of 6 months continues to pose problems both for parents and child health care workers. To investigate this, about 150 bottle-fed babies were studied every 2 months from birth for their milk intake and weight gain. They were fed on demand with full strength infant formula and weaning was started at about 4 months. Weight gain was normal, with growth patterns comparable to Cambridge babies. The mean (s.d.) daily milk volumes in millilitres consumed were: 582 (144), 847 (163), 851 (176), 812 (219) at 7 days, 2, 4 and 6 months, respectively. With such a wide range of milk intake at each age, it would be inappropriate and misleading to provide a single mean recommended volume. Thus, percentile values are suggested as a better guideline for recommended intake. Estimation was made for the volume of milk required if milk was the sole source of energy for the first 6 months.
S S Leung; S Lui; L Lo; D P Davies
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian paediatric journal     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0004-993X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Paediatr J     Publication Date:  1988 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-21     Completed Date:  1988-10-21     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15420340R     Medline TA:  Aust Paediatr J     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  186-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight*
Energy Intake
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Infant, Newborn
Nutritional Requirements

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