The BabyGrow Longitudinal Study of Nutrition and Growth in Preterm Infants (BabyGrow)
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government.
Read our disclaimer for details.
This is a longitudinal, observational study on nutrition, growth and body composition in preterm infants. Aims to determine the adequacy of actual nutrient intake during the preterm period by investigating associations between macronutrient supply, growth, and body composition at 34-weeks gestation, term equivalent and 2-month corrected gestational age.
Condition or disease
Premature Birth of NewbornMalnutrition; Intrauterine or Fetal, Small-for-dates
Infants between 23 and 24 weeks gestation and with a birth weight of 500 to 1500 g are recruited to a longitudinal, observational study of nutrition, growth and body composition in Cork University Maternity Hospital, Ireland.
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.
Layout table for eligibility information
Ages Eligible for Study:
up to 34 Weeks (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Preterm infants admitted to Cork University Maternity Hospital Neonatal Unit
Babies with a birth weight ≤1.5kg and gestational age ≤34 weeks were considered eligible.
presence of congenital abnormalities or conditions that interfere with growth or body composition (congenital diseases, chromosomal abnormalities, chronic lung disease, cardiac or gastrointestinal diseases).