Until the infant becomes stronger and more mature,
tube feeding is used to feed milk, formula, or a
combination of the two directly into the stomach. For the infant whose
gastrointestinal tract cannot yet digest properly or is affected by
necrotizing enterocolitis, intravenous
(parenteral) feedings are given through a tube into
the umbilical site (umbilical catheter) or into a
(Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep) * International. Provides information on local support groups (click on 'Helpful Resources' in the top menu bar, for 'Support Groups'), resources, and library. PANDAS has been desribed as a syndrome characterized by an onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder and/or tic disorder behaviors such as Tourette syndrome, possibly related to a child having a Group A Beta-Hemolytic Strep (GABHS) infection, such as strep throat or...
When the infant is mature enough to feed from a nipple, oral
feedings are introduced. As the infant grows stronger, oral feedings are
gradually increased over a period of days or weeks.
infant has higher-than-usual energy demands on his or her system after birth.
Whether an infant is breast-fed, bottle-fed, tube-fed, or fed parenterally, a
high-calorie supplement may be added to his or her diet to maximize growth and
Primary Medical Reviewer
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
April 14, 2011
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April 14, 2011
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