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Retention of Nitrogen, Fat, and Calories in Infants of Low Birth Weight on Conventional and High-Volume Feed

Br Med J 1974; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5926.319 (Published 03 August 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;3:319
  1. H. B. Valman,
  2. R. Aikens,
  3. Z. David-Reed,
  4. J. S. Garrow

    Abstract

    Two balance studies were performed on each of five infants of low birth weight. About 230 ml/kg/day of S.M.A. S26 milk was given during one study and 180 ml/kg/day during the other. The proportion of nitrogen, fat, and calories retained was similar in the two studies, suggesting that the larger weight gains on the high-volume feeds were due to growth rather than retention of water or excessive deposition of fat.