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Gastroenterology and Nutrition: Neonatology Questions and Controversies
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Editor: Josef Neu, MD
Hardcover430 pages 
ISBN: 978-1-4377-2603-9

2nd Edition​ (2012)


This reference offers comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the nutritional needs of neonates.
It provides suggestions for how to handle difficult practice issues head on from experts in the field.
The chapters are organized with consistent sub-headings so information can be readily found.


Table of Contents

SECTION A: Basic Science of the Intestinal Tract
CHAPTER 1 Overview of Digestion and Absorption
​CHAPTER 2 Maturation of Motor Function in the Preterm Infant and Gastroesophageal Reflux
CHAPTER 3 Development of Gastrointestinal Motility Reflexes 
CHAPTER 4 Development of the Intestinal Mucosal Barrier
CHAPTER 5 The Developing Intestinal Microbiome and Its Relationship to Health and Disease 
CHAPTER 6 The Developing Intestine as an Immune Organ
CHAPTER 7 The Developing Gastrointestinal Tract in Relation to Autoimmune Disease, Allergy, and Atopy 
CHAPTER 8 What Are the Controversies for Basic Intestinal Development and Where Will the Field Be Moving in the Future?

SECTION B: Nutritional Requirements and Strategies
CHAPTER 9 Nutritional Requirements of the Very-Low-Birthweight Infant 
CHAPTER 10 Controversies in Neonatal Nutrition: Macronutrients and Micronutrients
CHAPTER 11 Regulation of Protein Synthesis and Proteolysis in the Neonate by Feeding 
CHAPTER 12 Lipids for Neonates 
CHAPTER 13 Human Milk Feeding of the High-Risk Neonate 
CHAPTER 14 Nutritional Requirements for the Neonate: What Are the Controversies and Where Will the Field Be Moving in the Future?

SECTION C: Clinical Conditions
CHAPTER 15 Necrotizing Enterocolitis 
CHAPTER 16 Special Nutrition of the Surgical Neonate 
CHAPTER 17 Controversies in Short Bowel Syndrome 
CHAPTER 18 Neonatal Cholestasis 
CHAPTER 19 The Neonatal Gastrointestinal Tract as a Conduit to Systemic Inflammation and Developmental Delays 
CHAPTER 20 Adult Consequences of Neonatal and Fetal Nutrition: Mechanisms 
CHAPTER 21 Technologies for the Evaluation of Enteral Feeding Readiness in Premature Infants 
CHAPTER 22 What Are the Controversies for These Clinical Conditions and Where Will the Field Be Moving in the Future?