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Thickening milk feeds may cause necrotising enterocolitis
  1. P Clarke,
  2. M J Robinson
  1. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Hope Hospital, Salford, UK, M6 8HD;

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    Extremely low birthweight infants have the highest risk of developing necrotising enterocolitis (NEC). We report on two infants who developed fatal NEC while established on enteral feeds. A common antecedent was recent treatment with Carobel.

    An 820 g boy and a 752 g girl, both of 25 weeks gestation, were fully established on enteral feeds with expressed breast milk by day 12 and 18 respectively. Non-specific symptoms were attributed to gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR), …

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