Table 3

Nutritional protocols of neonatal units using extensively hydrolysed formula (EHF) in preterm infants postnecrotising enterocolitis

Duration of EHF usePer cent of units
<15 days8
15–30 days30
1–3 months50
4–6 months12
≥7 months0
Weaning EHF in hospital
 Yes52
 No48
Weaning EHF progressively over several days
 Yes96
 No4
Weaning EHF after testing for cow's milk allergy
 Yes21
 No79
Type of milk used for weaning EHF in the absence of mother's breast milk
 Donor breast milk13
 Regular cow's milk formula83
 Partially hydrolysed formula or other7