Retention of Nitrogen, Fat, and Calories in Infants of Low Birth Weight on Conventional and High-Volume FeedBr 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
- H. B. Valman,
- R. Aikens,
- Z. David-Reed,
- J. S. Garrow
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.