Nutrition and growth in infants born preterm from birth to adulthood.


Prevention of extra-uterine growth retardation is of extreme importance, as the achievement of adequate growth has been associated with a favorable neurodevelopmental outcome through childhood. In addition, as disturbances in growth that take place early in life may affect adult health, a full understanding of the growth trajectory of very-low-birth-weight infants is also advisable. This review will focus attention on the nutritional strategies proposed during hospital admission and after discharge in order to limit extra-uterine growth retardation in preterm infants. The dynamic changes that characterize growth of infants born preterm from birth up to adulthood will also be addressed.

DOI: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2013.08.004

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@article{Gianni2013NutritionAG, title={Nutrition and growth in infants born preterm from birth to adulthood.}, author={Maria Gianni and Paola M Roggero and Francesca Garbarino and Beatrice Bracco and M Fumagalli and Massimo Agosti and Fabio Mosca}, journal={Early human development}, year={2013}, volume={89 Suppl 2}, pages={S41-4} }