Infants with a birth weight below 2500 g. Around 16% of neonates worldwide are considered to be born with a low birth weight. The group is comprised of term and preterm infants alike. Low birth weight can affect the developmental outcome of infants, e.g. neurological, cardiovascular and metabolic development (Domellöf, 2017).
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