TABLE 6Feeding low-birth-weight babies

FEEDING LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT BABIES
> 36 WEEKS GESTATIONAL AGE32–36 WEEKS GESTATIONAL AGE< 32 WEEKS GESTATIONAL AGE
WHATbreast milkbreast milk, expressed or suckled from the breastexpressed breast milk
HOWbreastfeedingcup, spoon, paladai (in addition to feeding at the breast)intra-gastric tube
WHEN
  • start within one hour of birth
  • breastfeed at least every 3 hours
  • start within one hour of birth or as soon as the baby is clinically stable
  • feed every 2–3 hours
  • start 12–24 hours after birth
  • feed every 1–2 hours
HOW MUCHfeed on demandsee Tables 7 and 8see Tables 7 and 8

From: SESSION 6, Appropriate feeding in exceptionally difficult circumstances

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