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Choice of booking: postnatal implications for infants requiring neonatal community care
  1. A K Mahaveer,
  2. J May,
  3. A Curley
  1. Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Ajit Kumar Mahaveer, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 2QQ, UK; ajitjain07{at}

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We note with interest the findings of Meerlo-Habing et al that early discharge with nasogastric tube (NGT) feeding and specialised neonatal community support was associated with longer duration of breast feeding in preterm infants.1 In their study, infants were assigned to early discharge with NGT feeding or discharge on full oral feeds based largely on parental wish. In our unit, provision of early discharge on NGT feeding is often based on postcode as …

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