Growth and Macronutrient for the Premature Infant

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Webinar Overview

  • Review the unique nutritional needs of preterm infants
  • Review the incidence and causes of extrauterine growth restriction (EUGR) in very low-birth weight (VLBW) infants
  • Summarize the evidence regarding the impact of nutrition on neurodevelopmental outcomes
  • Define the protein and energy requirements of VLBW infants
  • Discuss a variety of nutritional strategies for meeting protein and energy requirements of VLBW infants

Who Should Watch

  • Lactation Consultants
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
  • Neonatologists
  • Registered Dietitians

About the Speaker

Stacia Pegram Registered Dietitian from Palmetto HealthStacia Pegram MA, RD, LD

NICU Dietitian
Palmetto Health Richland Hospital


Stacia has been a Clinical Dietitian at the Palmetto Health Richland NICU/Special Care Unit in Columbia, South Carolina, for 13 years. She has a wide range of experience and expertise in leading NICU nutrition initiatives, including the development and management of feeding guidelines, quality improvement programs and education of NICU staff. She is involved in the South Carolina Neonatal Nutrition Consortium to develop statewide NICU nutrition initiatives and is an active member of several nutrition-related professional societies.
 

Stacia earned a master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and a bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition at Appalachian State University. She also completed a six-month fellowship through the Leadership Education Excellence in Pediatric Nutrition Program at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2001-2002.