Intrauterine growth retardation

Intrauterine growth retardation

Intrauterine growth retardation means that the child during pregnancy was not able to reach its genetic growth potential. If the IUGR child has had a tube placed it is important to know if catch-up growth is expected. NoTube children who are supplied with a feeding tube and are prescribed large quantities of food in order to catch-up.

Malnutrition in children with feeding tubes

Malnutrition in children with feeding tubes

The hypothesis that sufficient enteral nutritional support automatically leads to optimal weight gain unfortunately does not prove true for all children.