Meeting the nutritional needs of preterm infants

Posted: Nov 01,2022

Topic(s): Growth & Development Low Birth Weight Nutrition & Disease Management

Preterm infants have distinct physiological characteristics compared to term infants, which result in high and unique nutritional needs. Human milk is the preferred nutrition for preterm infants, but alone it could not fully cover the needs of all preterm infants, so fortification is needed to support their optimal growth and development.