Nutrition Post-Hospital Discharge
Miami Neonatology 2023—47th Annual International Conference

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This education is about:

  • Evaluating postdischarge feeding strategies for very preterm infants
  • The evidence around the impact of enriched formulas on growth outcomes post NICU discharge
  • How various infant formulas influence growth patterns posthospital discharge
  • A link between duration of human milk exposure and neurodevelopmental outcomes
  • Optimizing bone mineralization in very preterm infants

Why it matters:

Continuing to support the unique nutrition needs of preterm infants after NICU discharge is critical. Supporting growth trajectories, repleting nutrients, and considering developmental delays are some of the goals of a postdischarge feeding plan. Close monitoring of growth patterns and oral feeding success is vital to identify the need for potential supplementation. Few studies suggest one formula type is beneficial over another, however, evidence is clear that exposure to maternal milk, when possible and as long as possible, results in better growth and health outcomes.

Target Audience:

Developed to support physicians, nurses, registered dietitians, and other healthcare professionals who have an interest in newborns, infants, and toddlers.

Course Credit:

0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
0.5 ANCC Contact hour(s)
0.5 CA-BRN Contact hour(s)
0.5 CDR Contact hour(s)
0.5 Pharmacology hour(s).


Opens: 2024-02-29
Closes: 2026-02-28

This is video from a live conference presentation on November 14, 2023. It has been reviewed for CE credit through February 2026.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.
  • Sarah N. Taylor, MD, MSCR

    Professor of Pediatrics
    Chief of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine
    Director of Neonatal Clinical Research
    Yale University School of Medicine
    New Haven, Connecticut

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the unique nutrition needs of preterm infants after NICU discharge
  • Identify a postdischarge feeding strategy that supports optimal growth and development for a very preterm infant
  • Evaluate the benefits from sustained exposure to human milk in very preterm infants after NICU discharge