Milestones not affected by preterm birth

Dutch researchers surveyed the parents of 832 moderately preterm infants when the children were 43–49 months old as part of the Longitudinal Preterm Outcome Project (Lollipop) covering 45,000 children.

The parents were questioned about their child’s communication levels, fine and gross motor skills, problem-solving abilities and personal-social function with the answers being compared against the child’s medical record.

The study, funded in part by untied grants from infant formula and food companies, found that hypoglycaemia increased the