hrp0082p1-d2-152 | Growth (1) | ESPE2014

Longitudinal Growth of Healthy Preterm Infants Born Below 37 Gestation Weeks

Hyvonen Niina , Kiviranta Panu , Saari Antti , Dunkel Leo , Sankilampi Ulla

Background: The ideal pattern of postnatal growth for preterm infants is unknown. Existing preterm growth charts are based on cross-sectional birth size data, and fail to describe longitudinal growth adequately.Objective and hypotheses: We collected longitudinal growth data of healthy preterm infants and constructed growth references from birth to term equivalent age (TEA). Our aim was to describe optimal growth under contemporary neonatal care, in compa...