Nutritional Needs of Preterm Infants: Feeding Choices and Dietary Transitions


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Continuing Education Units:
Physicians: maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Nurses: 0.1 contact hour for IACET
Dietitians: 1.0 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs)
Audience: This activity is intended for pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians and others with an interest in infant nutrition.
Release Date: July 29, 2016 Expiration Date: July 29, 2017

Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RD, LD
Professor of Pediatrics & Nutrition
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Illustrate differences between preterm and term formulas
  • Formulate strategies to transition preterm infants to post-discharge feeding practices
  • Utilize scientific evidence, recommendations by experts and emerging data in infant nutrition to create nutrition care plans that support optimal preterm infant growth
  • Give examples of healthful diets that link how diet impacts disease
  • Describe evidence-based diets for late preterm infants, and for infants with milk allergies or with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)