BACKGROUND: Failure to recover growth is a risk reported in late preterm population. This study aimed to evaluate the auxological outcome of late preterm infants and identify factors associated with failure to recover growth. METHODS: We enrolled late preterm infants with birth weight <= 10th percentile, followed up at High-Risk Infant Follow-up Service. We collected data at birth and at follow-up visits. A logistic regression analysis was performed to assess variables independently associated with growth failure. RESULTS: The population consisted of 175 preterms. The percentage of children showing no weight recovery was 34% at 36 months. At logistic regression analysis, infants who had not regained weight at 12 months had a higher risk of not regaining weight even at 36 months. The same risk factor was highlighted for length catch-up growth. Moreover, infants fed any human milk at discharge were protected from not achieving both weight and length catch-up growth at 36 months.CONCLUSION: These results indicate that children born late preterm and small for gestational age could fail to recover weight and stature growth in the first 36 months. The protective effect of human milk on failure to thrive highlights the importance of promoting breastfeeding in this population.

Postnatal growth of small for gestational age late preterm infants: determinants of catch-up growth / G. Vizzari, D. Morniroli, V. Tiraferri, M. Macchi, S. Gangi, A. Consales, F. Ceroni, J. Cerasani, F. Mosca, M.L. Gianni. - In: PEDIATRIC RESEARCH. - ISSN 1530-0447. - (2022), pp. 1-6. [Epub ahead of print] [10.1038/s41390-022-02402-3]

Postnatal growth of small for gestational age late preterm infants: determinants of catch-up growth

D. Morniroli
Secondo
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V. Tiraferri;A. Consales;F. Ceroni;F. Mosca
Penultimo
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M.L. Gianni
Ultimo
2022

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Failure to recover growth is a risk reported in late preterm population. This study aimed to evaluate the auxological outcome of late preterm infants and identify factors associated with failure to recover growth. METHODS: We enrolled late preterm infants with birth weight <= 10th percentile, followed up at High-Risk Infant Follow-up Service. We collected data at birth and at follow-up visits. A logistic regression analysis was performed to assess variables independently associated with growth failure. RESULTS: The population consisted of 175 preterms. The percentage of children showing no weight recovery was 34% at 36 months. At logistic regression analysis, infants who had not regained weight at 12 months had a higher risk of not regaining weight even at 36 months. The same risk factor was highlighted for length catch-up growth. Moreover, infants fed any human milk at discharge were protected from not achieving both weight and length catch-up growth at 36 months.CONCLUSION: These results indicate that children born late preterm and small for gestational age could fail to recover weight and stature growth in the first 36 months. The protective effect of human milk on failure to thrive highlights the importance of promoting breastfeeding in this population.
Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica
2022
2-dic-2022
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