Prematurity & Growth/Malnutrition - Infant

A series of video discussions and infographics regarding gut immaturity, dysbiosis, and probiotics interconnectivity. 

The Microbiome & the Preterm Infant: A Paradigm Shift

An infographic describing how beneficial microbial colonization during infancy can lay the foundation for a lifetime of good health. You’ll learn more about dysbiosis in the preterm infant population and strategies to promote a more favorable microbiome.

The Microbiome & the Preterm Infant: Gut Immaturity & Dysbiosis

This infographic covers the risk of dysbiosis, the abnormal colonization or the imbalance of microbes developing in the preterm infant's immature gut. Learn about the role the microbiome can play  in promoting better health while lowering the risk for adverse health consequences.

Associations of Early Nutrition with Growth and Body Composition in Very Preterm Infants: A Prospective Cohort Study

This study investigate impacts of early postnatal macronutrient intakes on growth and body composition of preterm infants within the first 6 months.

The Neonatal Microbiome

Over the past two decades, research into human milk and human milk oligosaccharides has taught us a lot about the importance of a healthy microbiome in the term infant. A healthy microbiome has effects not only on the intestinal tract but on the body as a whole. Learn more about the challenges preterm infants face that can adversely impact the development of a diverse and healthy microbiome and the factors that could positively impact this development.

Preterm Infant Clinical Growth Assessment: Growth Velocity

Dr. Groh-Wargo discusses the critical steps in preterm infant clinical growth assessment to calculate growth velocity, assess catch-up growth, evaluate growth charts, and monitor for extrauterine growth restriction. She also reviews the new international growth standards for intrauterine growth of preterm infants developed by the INTERGROWTH-21st Project, as well as Z-scores for monitoring growth trajectories.

How to Feed Premature Infants After They Go Home

This course reviews how to evaluate and promote growth in premature infants after hospital discharge; evaluate current research and recommendations regarding use of nutrient-enriched feedings for premature infants post-discharge; and review special issues related to current pandemic and economic challenges in the United States. Originally presented as a live webinar on July 16, 2020.

Premature Infant Nutrition Infographic

This infographic explains the preterm infant's increased needs for nutrients to catch up and the benefits of enriched nutrition.