Parenteral feeding in neonatal care: best practice
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Parenteral feeding in neonatal care: best practice

Erin Dean Health writer

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Parenteral nutrition is intravenous feeding that provides sustenance to those unable to receive adequate nutrition orally or through an enteral tube. It contains nutrients, such as glucose, electrolytes, amino acids, lipids, minerals, trace elements and vitamins. It may complement enteral feeding or in some situations replace it.

Nursing Children and Young People. 32, 2, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.32.2.11.s10

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