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The next phase of the INTERGROWTH-21st Project, known as INTERPRACTICE-21st, has now begun. INTERPRACTICE-21st aims to promote optimal postnatal growth of preterm infants by:

(a)   standardising growth measurement in babies born preterm by using the INTERGROWTH-21st international standards

(b)   implementing evidence-based feeding recommendations based on breast feeding. 

We have formed partnerships with leading neonatal units across the world to introduce these interventions in their hospitals and countries, with the ultimate aim of wider dissemination and high-level health policy support. 

Using recommended feeding practices and international standards to monitor postnatal growth and development should help avoid nutritional patterns that may be associated with childhood overweight and obesity, and improve the growth, development and survival of preterm infants.

Click here to access the study protocol and study documents for INTERPRACTICE-21st

The support of the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation’ is gratefully acknowledged.




Jose Villara, MD, Francesca Giulianib, MD, Fernando Barrosc,d, MD, Paola Roggeroe, MD, Irma Alejandra Coronado Zarcof, MD, Maria Albertina S. Regog, MD, Roseline Ochiengh, MD, Maria Lorella Giannie, MD, Suman Raoi, MD, Ann Lamberta, PhD, Irina Ryuminaj, MD, Carl Brittok, MD, Deepak Chawlal, MD, Leila Cheikh Ismaila, PhD, Syed Rehan Alim, MD, Jane Hirsta, MD, Jagjit Singh Tejin, MD, Karim Abawio, MD, Jacqueline Asibeyp, MD, Josephine Agyeman-Duaho, MSc, Kenny McCormickq, MD, Enrico Bertinor, MD, Aris T Papageorghioua, MD, Josep Figueras-Aloys, MD, Montserrat Izquierdo Renaut Ricardo Nietou MD, Constanza Soto Contiu MD, Gabriela Tavchioskav MD, Alexandre Lapillonnew MD, Zulfiqar BhuttaPhD, Stephen Kennedya MD, Ana LangerMD.



Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health and Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

bAzienda Ospedaliera OIRM Sant’Anna Citta della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Italy

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde e Comportamento, Universidade Católica de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil

NICU, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. "Ca' Granda" Milano, Italy

Instituto Nacional de Perinatología "Isidro Espinosa de los Reyes", Mexico City, Mexico

Departmento de Pediatria, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

The Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya 

St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India

Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology, Moscow, Russian Federation

Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India

The Aga Khan Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Geneva, Switzerland

Holy Family Hospital, Techiman, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana 

John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, UK

Dipartimento di Scienze Pediatriche e dell’Adolescenza, Cattedra di Neonatologia, Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino, Italy

University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Saint Joan de Deu  Barcelona Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

uThe Sardá Maternity Hospital, Esteban de Luca 21 51 CABA CP 1246, Buenos Aires, Argentina

vGeneral Hospital ,,Borka Taleski" street ,Trajko Tarcan" bb Prilep 7500 R. Macedonia

wDept of Neonatology, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, 149 rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris

Center for Global Child Health, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

yHarvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA,USA