Where Are They?

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Topic(s): Growth & Development Low Birth Weight
Dominik Grathwohl

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 age that is less than 29 weeks, while infants born between 29 to 33 weeks are not found on the chart, and infants born 33 weeks and above grow less than 15g/kg/d. View full recommendations in this abstract.