Table 2.

Growth Outcomes

Fortified Human MilkPreterm Formula
Regain birth weight (days)12  ± 6* 12  ± 4
Complete tube-feeding (days) 28  ± 736  ± 17
Full oral feeding (days)62  ± 1860  ± 20
Age at 2 kg (days) 59  ± 1351  ± 12
Weight gain (g · kg−1 · day−1) 22  ± 726  ± 6
Length increment (cm · week−1) 0.79  ± 0.271.00  ± 0.26
Frontooccipital circumference increment (cm · week−1)0.88  ± 0.260.93  ± 0.18
Knee-heel length increment (mm · week−1) 2.6  ± 0.83.1  ± 0.8
Sum of skinfolds at 5 sites
(mm · week−1)
0.86  ± 0.401.23  ± 0.42
Discharge weight (g) 2428  ± 3892998  ± 1245
  • * Values are mean ± SD.

  • P ≤ .001,

  • Differences between groups:

    P ≤ .01.