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.