Dietitians (NDIG)


Nutritional Care of Preterm Infants: Scientific Basis and Practical Guidelines.
Koletzko B., Poindexter B., & Uauy R 2014 
Karger. ISBN: 978-3-318-02640-5, e-ISBN: 978-3-318-02641-2
This is the 3rd edition of the ‘bible of neonatal nutrition’ (Tsang et al  1993 & 2005). It has been published by Karger as part of a series ‘World Review of Nutrition & Dietetics vol 110’. It is available as a book and for the first time also available online. It must be stressed that is not a total replacement for Tsang 2005 so ‘don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater’ as this update is not intended as a total replacement and there is still a lot to be learned from Tsang et al 2005.
Available from:

ESPGHAN 2010 Enteral Nutrient Supply for Preterm Infants: Commentary from European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Committee on Nutrition. JPGN vol 50, p1-9
Click here for the publication or the full report is available at:

Edmonds K & Bahl R 2006 Optimal feeding of Low Birth Weight Infants: A Technical Review. WHO 

Tsang R C., Uauy R., Koletzko B., & Zlotkin S H. 2nd Edition 2005
Nutrition of the Preterm Infant: Scientific Basis and Practical Guidelines
Digital Educational Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1583521007 

Edited by these four eminent paediatricians this is the second edition of the “bible” for nutrient requirements for preterm infants. Each topic is written by experts in the field and then reviewed by the other authors to provide consensus recommendations.

Klein CJ (Ed) 2002
Nutrient Requirements for Preterm Infant Formulas
J. Nutrition 2002, 132(4)
A summary of American recommendations for energy and 45 nutrient components of enteral formulas for preterm infants are published in the Journal of Nutrition. Available to download free of charge but does cover 155 pages. from:

Groh Wargo S., Thompson M., Hovasi Cox J., (Eds) 2000 3rd Edition
Nutritional Care for High Risk Newborns
Precept Press ISBN-13: 978-1566251334
An excellent reference book written mainly by dietitians in America covering a wide range of neonatal nutrition related problems. Although principles may still be applicable it precedes current international recommendations so should be used accordingly.

Jones E., and King C. 2005
Feeding and Nutrition in the Preterm Infant, Elsevier 
ISBN-13: 978-0443073786
This is a practical and comprehensive guide to best practice in providing optimum nutrition to the preterm infant. It provides evidence-based guidance on neonatal feeding and milk expression. It is a very useful handbook for professionals to ensure safe and effective practice in this field, though published prior to current international recommendations so should be used accordingly.

Thureen, Patti J, Hay, William W Jnr 2nd Ed 2006
Neonatal Nutrition and Metabolism, Cambridge University Press 
ISBN-13: 978-0521824552
A comprehensive account of the basic science, metabolism and nutritional requirements of the neonate, and a greatly expanded number of chapters dealing in depth with clinical issues ranging from intrauterine growth restriction, intravenous feeding, nutritional therapies for inborn errors of metabolism and care of the neonatal surgical patient. Evolving from these scientific and clinical aspects, the volume highlights the important long term effects of fetal and neonatal growth on health in later life. In addition, there are very practical chapters on methods and techniques for assessing nutritional status, body composition and evaluating metabolic function. Written by an authoritative, international team of contributors, this will be an essential source of scientific knowledge and clinical reference.

Breastfeeding - Spencer A, Jones E, Morgan C, Hartmann P
This excellent CD-ROM is aimed at all professionals who offer practical support or advice to breastfeeding mothers. The information has been designed to be accessible to experts and beginners alike. Featuring three levels of interactive content, from superficial to intermediary and scholarly, anyone involved in teaching or advising breastfeeding mothers will be able to access and use the information in a quick and user-friendly way.

Available from OCB Media, contactable at and 0116 2855993

Last updated July 2016