Tip 185: postnatal growth failure 2

Indications for inadequate growth are:

  • Consistent weight loss over several days
  • When weight, length and/or head circumference velocity decreases over one week
  • When weight velocity alone decreases over two weeks.

The time that preterm infants are at most nutritional risk is during the phase from parenteral to enteral nutrition.

External link: Larmour, K., Shaw, V., 2016. Enteral nutrition for the preterm infant, version 3. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust: London.

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