Development of the infant intestine: Implications for nutrition support

Coryn E. Commare, Kelly A. Tappenden

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The incidence of preterm births has continued to increase over the past 25 years, and therefore the optimal feeding of these infants is an important clinical concern. This review focuses on intestinal development and physiology, with a particular emphasis on developmentally immature functions of the preterm intestine and the resulting implications for nutrition therapies used to feed the preterm infant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-173
Number of pages15
JournalNutrition in Clinical Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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