Device-assisted feeding and poor growth in newborns with CHD may lead to poor neurodevelopment

Newborns with a congenital heart defect often need advanced medical care to survive, leaving them vulnerable to cognitive delays. Various factors contribute to these delays. But what role does proper growth and feeding mode at the beginning of life play? A research team — led Penn Nursing — found that newborns (up to three months) with poor growth and CHD, who required device-assisted feeding, were at an increased risk for neurodevelopmental delays at six and 12 months. —> Read More