Postnatal growth in infants born between 700 and 1,500 g.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Our purpose was to examine postnatal growth in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants (n = 54). A high frequency of intrauterine growth retardation was noted that was corrected by plotting birth weight against crown-heel length and not gestational age. No differences in postnatal growth were noted between infants whose size was appropriate for gestational age (n = 37) and those small for gestational age (n = 17). Overall, growth tended to exceed that previously published. Weight but not length or head gain was less in the smaller (< or = 1,000 g) when compared to the larger (> 1,000 g) VLBW infant. Poorer weight gain could not be related to more "illness" or less nutrient intake in the smaller infants.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cooke, RJ; Ford, A; Werkman, S; Conner, C; Watson, D

Published Date

  • February 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 130 - 135

PubMed ID

  • 8450378

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-2116

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005176-199302000-00006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States