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Perinatal and pediatric nutrition.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
0272-2712
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
13
Issue
2
Pages
387–406
Identifiers
PMID: 8319426
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Nutritional deficiencies develop rapidly in the very low birth weight infants because of a lack of third-trimester accumulation of fat, minerals, trace elements, and fat-soluble vitamins. Symptomatic zinc deficiency and hypernatremic dehydration may occur unexpectedly in the wholly breast-fed full-term or premature infant, and nutritional adequacy should be carefully monitored even in breast-fed full-term infants.

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