Optimizing nutrition in preterm infants.

  title={Optimizing nutrition in preterm infants.},
  author={B-h Su},
  journal={Pediatrics and neonatology},
  volume={55 1},
Extrauterine growth restriction is common in very preterm infants. The incidence in very-low-birth-weight infants ranges between 43% and 97% in various centers, with a wide variability due to the use of different reference growth charts and nonstandard nutritional strategies. Extrauterine growth restriction is associated with an increased risk of poor neurodevelopmental outcome. Inadequate postnatal nutrition is an important factor contributing to growth failure, as most very preterm infants… CONTINUE READING
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