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Preterm Nutrition Through Discharge: A Case-Based Challenge

Tara Bastek, MD, MPH, and pediatric nutrition specialist, Karen Varga, RD, LDN, CNSC, provide detailed information to underscore the significance of proper nutritional intake in the NICU. During this review, interactive cases track preterm infants through the NICU to discharge, presenting challenges and solutions that focus on the latest nutrient intake recommendations, and overcoming the potential for midgrowth failure while transitioning from parenteral to enteral nutrition during acute, convalescent, and discharge feeding phases. The cases address how to assess growth during significant transition phases or backfill growth with micronutrients. Individualized formula fortification strategies are also discussed to help parents and providers follow prescribed feeding plans to optimize long-term outcomes.

We recommend completing the course, Redesigning Postdischarge Nutrition in the NICU, prior to this webcast.

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