The Preemie Growth Project

Sharing Vital Information About Nutritional Issues for Premature Babies & Special Needs Children

Crucial Case #1 (Prematurity, Failure To Thrive)

32 Week 4 pound Premature Boy/Girl Twins – 2007

This case was instrumental in identifying the relationship between micronutrient (trace mineral) deficiency issues and Hypotonia/Failure to Thrive issues in a premature child. Later research would expand on the causes of deficiency issues, but the documented deficiency issues specific to premature infants were a key point in the evolving understanding of the importance of correcting nutritional deficiencies in this very vulnerable population.