Approaches to Growth Faltering
Miami Neonatology 2023—47th Annual International Conference

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This education is about:

  • The importance of prioritizing growth trajectories over percentiles on the growth chart
  • Evidence-based practices for aggressive early parenteral and enteral nutrition
  • Common misconceptions about protein concentrations in human milk
  • Transitioning from parenteral to enteral nutrition without compromising protein intake
  • A comprehensive approach to monitoring for growth faltering

Why it matters:

Postnatal growth faltering remains a common complication of preterm birth. Prevention is the best approach. Achieving the goals of early nutritional support requires understanding the target intrauterine growth rate and the unique nutrient requirements of extremely preterm infants.

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.
  • Brenda Poindexter, MD, MS

    Chief, Division of Neonatology
    System Medical Director for Neonatology
    Marcus Professor of Pediatrics
    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University
    Atlanta, Georgia

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize tools to assess the growth of preterm infants
  • Outline key elements of the definition of postnatal growth faltering
  • Identify causes of growth faltering and strategies for prevention
  • Apply intervention strategies for growth faltering