Feeding Children Who Were Born Prematurely

Some children who where born prematurely have difficulty gaining weight and/or maintaining their rate of growth. (For more information on the growth of children born prematurely, click HERE.) Some of these children also have sensory issues that make transitioning to table food difficult. Children who initially were gaining weight well may fall off their growth curve at 15 to 18 months-corrected age. Other children need frequent, small portions. These children really have to make every bite count for nutritional content.

Our nutritionist has written recommendations for feeding young children that we hope will be helpful to parents interested in increasing the calorie and protein content of each mouthful of food their child takes.