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Long-term growth outcomes: SGA preemies catch up at 2 years

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Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the benefits of human milk and an exclusive human milk diet for very low birth weight (VLBW) infants
  • Outline causes of poor growth in VLBW infants
  • Evaluate long-term, post-discharge growth in appropriate-for-gestational-age versus small for gestational age (SGA) premature infants who received an exclusive human milk diet
  • Develop strategies to promote growth on an exclusive human milk diet


Keli Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD
Director of Clinical Research
Department of Pediatrics
Dell Medical School
University of Texas at Austin