Low Birth Weight

Premature, small for gestational age and low birth weight babies are an important public health concerns, especially in developing countries.This section covers the importance of using different nutrition approaches when managing low birth weight. It also brings extensive information on the nutritional requirements and adequate interventions recommended to ensure the best possible outcomes.  


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Nutrition and Growth Yearbook 2023

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There are many factors to consider in child development and what is considered healthy in terms of growth, the biggest influence of which is nutrition. However, with the highly varied and complex mechanisms of nutrients and the bodily systems, there

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Where Are They?

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In preterm born infants, growth is one of the biggest safety parameters, where the Fenton Growth charts are the world-wide standard. However, human growth is not constant through gestation and early infancy. Thus the quoted 15g/kg/d may work for


Gestational weight gain and adverse pregnancy outcome
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Gestational weight gain and adverse pregnancy outcome

Gestational weight gain (GWG) is a crucial factor that affects pregnancy outcomes. Both low GWG and excess GWG pose risks for the infant and mother, such as small for gestational age and preterm births for the former, and gestational diabetes


Feeding the Fetus (infographics)
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Feeding the Fetus

In the womb, babies get all they need from their mother’s body. An inadequate maternal diet can consequently lead to many nutritional risks for maternal and child health.


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