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Exclusive human milk diet: strategies to achieve growth goals and meet nutritional needs in preterm infants ≤ 1,250 g birth weight

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Learning Objectives:

  • Review the clinical benefits of an exclusive human milk diet for infants with birth weight ≤ 1,250 grams.
  • Review calorie and protein needs.
  • Identify factors that affect caloric intake and factors that impact energy expenditure.
  • Review strategies for achieving growth goals and adjusting individual nutrition plans.


Stacia Pegram, MA, RD, LD

NICU Dietitian
Columbia , SC

Target Audience:

  • Neonatologists
  • Lactation Consultants
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
  • Other clinicians who care for pre-term infants