Define the needs for enteral feeding, Biology

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Define the needs for Enteral Feeding?

For enteral feeding following need to be considered:

- In preterm calorie density to be 0.8 Kcal/ml,

- LBW formulas used: protein - a ratio of 60: 40 whey  to casein; fat - having MCT (medium chain triglyceride) for better absorption, LCT (long chain triglyceride) for essential fatty acids.

- In full term infants - formulas providing adequate proteins, carbohydrate, fats and other nutrients.


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