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Worldwide, more than 1 in 10 babies are born prematurely each year, resulting in an estimated 15 million preterm births per year. Premature birth is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five, these infants have a high risk of malnutrition, poor growth and poor health outcomes. Nutrition and maintenance of gut health are key challenging aspects to support their healthy growth. The COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have affected provision and quality of neonatal care, a zero separation policy of parents and infants to avoid unnecessary suffering of the youngest and most vulnerable members of society is being called to ensure close contact between infants and their parents, as the separation puts these vulnerable infants at additional risk of death and long-term complications.

World Prematurity Day is celebrated on the 17th  November each year to raise awareness of preterm birth worldwide and to help address and discuss the main concerns of parents and caregivers. NNI is proud to support and celebrate this event by bringing you this exclusive webinar highlighting the critical importance of neonatal care during this vulnerable period of life.


All times are CET

Wednesday, 17th November 2021 - BIG CARE for the SMALL and VULNERABLE: Optimizing intervention for The Preterm Babies

14:00 – 14:05


Josephine Sunga - NNI Head

14:05 - 14:10

Overview of course

Nadja Haiden - Austria


New ESPGHAN guidelines for enteral nutrition: Practical Aspects

Magnus Domellöf - Sweden


HMOs and the preterm infant: clinical relevance

Jean-Michel Hascöet - France


Together for Better Care: A call for zero separation of parents and preterm babies

Silke Mader - Germany


Live Q&A