Volume 1/Issue 4, July 2005
Inadequate growth and nutritional requirements of preterm and term babies
Ann Bates and Tony Ducker
Inadequate growth occurs in both preterm and term infants, affecting approximately 5% of children. Preterm infants are especially vulnerable to poor growth since they are born with depleted nutrient stores. This article looks at the possible causes and discusses strategies for nutritional intervention in both preterm and term babies.
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