How Can Preterm Infants Benefit From Human Milk Oligosaccharides
Posted: Jun 11,2021
Topic(s): Growth & Development Low Birth Weight
New infographic. How can preterm infants benefit from human milk oligosaccharides?
Up to 50% of preterm babies suffer from feeding intolerance which in turn is associated with suboptimal nutrient intake and decreased growth rate, amongst other consequences. Moreover, preterm infants may have insufficient intake of HMOs, which are known for their immune properties. Supplementing HMOs supports early full enteral feeding and adequate growth in preterm infants, as indicated by a randomized controlled clinical trial.
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