This site is designed to provide information to community health professionals who work with premature infants, especially those with very low birthweight (<1500 g) in hopes that assuring adequate nutritional status will improve outcomes and family life for these children.
Nourishing the Very Low Birth Weight Infant After Discharge
Feeding the Very Low Birth Weight Infant at Home
What Parents Say About Feeding Preterm Infants
Decision Trees for Clinical Services
Resources for Nutritional Services
About this Site
Gaining and Growing Brochure (pdf format)
This site is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through Gaining and Growing should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.
This site was funded by a grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau