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close this bookCauses and Consequences of Intrauterine Growth Retardation, Proceedings of an IDECG workshop, November 1996, Baton Rouge, USA, Supplement of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (International Dietary Energy Consultative Group - IDECG, 1996, 100 pages)
close this folderReport of the IDECG/IUNS working group on IUGR effects on neurological, sensory, cognitive, and behavioral function
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Recommendations

Because SGA infants are more likely to have perinatal complications including asphyxia and to have passed meconium in utero, birth attendants need to be trained in methods of optimal neonatal resuscitation. In addition, since IUGR infants are at greater risk of hypoglycemia and hypothermia, special attention to these problems should be given in these infants. Given the demonstrated potential for improvement in cognitive function shown by preterm babies as a result of psycho-social intervention, it would be useful to determine to what extent interventions can improve the development of IUGR children.