PEDIATRIC NUTRITION CAREThe Eccentricities of Nourishing the Infant With Abdominal AnomaliesCroll, Amanda RD, LDN; Blinman, Thane MDAuthor Information Department of Clinical Nutrition (Ms Croll) and Division of General, Thoracic & Fetal Surgery (Dr Blinman), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Correspondence: Amanda Croll, RD, LDN, Department of Clinical Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th and Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104 ([email protected]). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: July/September 2012 - Volume 27 - Issue 3 - p 218-230 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0b013e3182628933 Buy Metrics Abstract Infants born with congenital anomalies demand individualized nutritional evaluations and recommendations. The anatomical changes of neonatal surgical diseases create specific physiological constraints. This article reviews several nutrition-centered options to aid the medical provider caring for babies with common surgical diseases. The anatomical basis of these diseases, the objective of surgical repairs, and the nutritional constraints associated with both the disease and the repair are presented. Specific nutritional interventions designed to work with these constraints can favorably alter physiology to meet individualized needs. In this way, surgically informed nutritional therapy improves one's chances for successful postsurgical results. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.