Intravenous nutrition (IVN) and fluids calculator: term infants
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This calculator is designed to provide maximal nutritional intakes in the majority of infants who require IVN that can be provided by the Starship NICU standard IVN solutions.
Term infants should receive only P100. This is usually given at a maximum volume of 71ml/kg/day in term infants, which will provide 2.9g/kg/day of protein. Some infants may require 90ml/kg/day (3.5g/kg/day).
Occasional infants will require an individualised IVN solution - contact dietitian if this is required.
Please consider carefully whether the infant requires IVN or whether 10% glucose (with or without additives) can be used. In general, larger infants (>1500g) who are expected to feed quickly should not be prescribed IVN.