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15. I think western medicine basically concurs (minus the Gabriel stuff)
Since the 1940s, it had been known that human milk was deficient in protein, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, iron, vitamins and trace minerals and would not satisfy the intrauterine requirements of the growing premature infant. <...> Despite this, in 1977, in its first statement on the nutritional needs of LBW infants, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) concluded that "the optimal diet for the LBW infant may be defined as one that supports a rate of growth approximating that of the third trimester of intrauterine life, without imposing stress on the developing metabolic or excretory systems" (AAP 1977 Citation ).

http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/131/2/426S

Although trace elements make up a small fraction of the total mineral content of the human body, they play an important role in numerous metabolic pathways. The infant born prematurely is at increased risk for developing trace mineral deficiencies. Premature birth is associated with low stores at birth, because accretion of trace minerals takes place during the last trimester of pregnancy.

http://books.google.com/books?id=bw7esE2kfwUC&pg=PA631&... ("Textbook of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition")
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  -"Its not easy being a messenger of God." Yeah, I said it to my mother yesterday. IdaBriggs  Aug-04-09 03:42 AM   #0 
  - It amazes me how, in this day and age, the medical indsutry still seems to poo-poo nutrition  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-04-09 03:49 AM   #1 
  - You would think! LOL!  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 04:02 AM   #4 
  - medical schools, nursing programs  notadmblnd   Aug-04-09 03:54 AM   #2 
  - What I seem to be encountering when I do this with noted hospitals --  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 04:29 AM   #10 
  - Why not where they train Registered Dieticians? I know they have  BR_Parkway   Aug-04-09 05:11 AM   #12 
     - Believe it or not, I have a niece with a Masters in the field --  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 08:15 AM   #18 
  - Are you sure that no studies on premature infants and trace minerals  cali   Aug-04-09 03:55 AM   #3 
  - Studies show that premature infants have special nutritional needs.  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 04:12 AM   #7 
  - Try some of the better known Childrens specialty hospitals?  HillbillyBob   Aug-04-09 04:03 AM   #5 
  - I'm sorry for the difficulties you and your family have encountered, IdaBriggs,  saltpoint   Aug-04-09 04:06 AM   #6 
  - I agree that nutrition isn't the "be all/end all" of medicine; I think its a serious part.  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 04:24 AM   #8 
     - No, I don't think it's asking too much, but absent some kind of  saltpoint   Aug-04-09 04:25 AM   #9 
     - Which is why I'm posting my families medical history on DU.  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 04:39 AM   #11 
     - Education of Doctors  MichellesBFF   Aug-04-09 07:18 AM   #16 
  - on your mother and the "messenger of God", it reminds me of the story ...  zbdent   Aug-04-09 05:45 AM   #13 
  - You are complaining about something that you do yourself..  Fumesucker   Aug-04-09 05:53 AM   #14 
  - OUCH! You are right! Learning *is* hard --  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 08:12 AM   #17 
  - I think western medicine basically concurs (minus the Gabriel stuff)  foo_bar   Aug-04-09 07:13 AM   #15 
     - HOLY CRAP!!! You found something that I haven't seen before!!!  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 08:21 AM   #19 
 

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