Nutrition and growth in infants born preterm from birth to adulthood

Maria Lorella Giannì, Paola Roggero, Francesca Garbarino, Beatrice Bracco, Monica Fumagalli, Massimo Agosti, Fabio Mosca

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEarly Human Development
Volume89
Issue numberSUPPL2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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