Feeding Intolerance: NOT a Normal Part of a NICU Stay


Learning Objectives

  • Learner will be able to discuss the variable definition of feeding intolerance
  • Learner will understand the literature regarding the assessment of gastric aspirates in the preterm neonate
  • Learner will be able to discuss financial costs of feeding intolerance
  • Learner will be prepared to develop unit-specific definition of feeding intolerance



Melinda J Elliott, MD FAAP
Chief Medical Officer, Prolacta Bioscience
Neonatologist, Pediatrix Medical Group of Maryland


Target Audience: This 1 hour presentation is designed for the healthcare professional caring for premature infants.

Contact Hours: Provided by Kendra Schreiner, RN, 18160 Cottonwood Rd., PMB 352, Sunriver, OR, an independent provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #15828. The program is approved for 1 contact hour and 1 CPEU for dietitians.