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New e-learning module available: Nutritional strategies for premature babies

Posted:  Monday, April 16, 2012

Preterm babies and infants with a very low birth weight are vulnerable to a variety of problems due to developmental immaturity of their gastrointestinal (GI) tract and their extraordinarily high nutritional needs.

The Nestlé Nutrition Institute has supported the development of a new free e-learning module, which gives healthcare professionals a better understanding of the affects of low birth weight and GI tract immaturity. It also helps them build the knowledge to ensure the preterm infants in their care gain adequate nutrition, promoting their healthy long-term growth and neurodevelopment.

The course is recommended for pediatricians, nurses, pediatric nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of children.

Those completing the online course are eligible for a Continuing Medical Education credit.

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