Strategies to Address Nutritional Challenges in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)


Learning Objectives

  • Review nutritional implications specific to very low birthweight (VLBW) infants
  • Discuss challenges associated with infants with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and/or born small for gestational age (SGA)
  • Review common diagnoses associated with prematurity that have nutritional implications, such as osteopenia, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • Discuss strategies for nutritional management of common diagnoses, lab challenges, and
    achieving growth goals 


Andi Markel (1)Andi Markell RD, LD, MSL-BC
Medical Science Liaison, Neonatal and Pediatric Nutrition


stacia-pegramStacia Pegram MA, RD, LD
NICU Dietitian



Kim-MackKimberly Mack, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Clinical Inpatient Dietitian-Units: NICU, Maternal, Pediatric, PICU


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

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