Preterm

Here, you will find all of our content and resources relating to the topic of preterm nutrition.

A randomised, double-blind, controlled trial of the effect of prebiotic oligosaccharides (OS) on enteral tolerance in preterm infants

1 min read
24th Jan 2019

Enteral feeding rather than parenteral (intravenous) feeding is preferred in preterm babies. Many factors make establishing and maintaining feeds difficult in preterm babies; colonisation with beneficial bacteria improves feed tolerance, and human milk is a rich source of prebiotic OS. Breastfeeding should be promoted and encouraged in neonatal units, but many mothers struggle to provide sufficient milk.

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Increase of faecal bifidobacteria due to dietary oligosaccharides (OS) induces a reduction of clinically relevant pathogen germs in the faeces of formula-fed preterm infants

2 min read
24th Jan 2019

Preterm infants are especially vulnerable to intestinal infections. Consequently, the establishment of a balanced microflora that may protect against infection is desirable in such infants. One external factor that is important for the quality of intestinal colonisation is the diet.

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Supplementation of a bovine milk formula with an oligosaccharide (OS) mixture increases counts of faecal bifidobacteria in preterm infants

2 min read
24th Jan 2019

Preterm infants are particularly vulnerable to intestinal infections; therefore, the establishment of a balanced microflora that may protect against infection is desirable in such infants. One external factor that is important for the quality of intestinal colonisation is the diet.

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Prebiotic oligosaccharides (OS) reduce stool viscosity and accelerate gastrointestinal transport in preterm infants

1 min read
24th Jan 2019

In preterm infants formula feeding is often associated with hard stools, delayed gastrointestinal transport and constipation. As these problems can hamper tolerance to enteral feeding, it is desirable to attain a reduction of stool viscosity and acceleration of gastrointestinal transport.

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The need for specialist formulas for formula-fed preterm infants

4 min read
24th Dec 2018

Preterm infants are born before 37 weeks gestation and thus before they are fully developed. This has big implications on their nutritional needs, as the last trimester is a time of rapid growth and a time when many nutritional stores are laid down.

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Continued care advice for preterm infants post-discharge

3 min read
24th Dec 2018

Both birth and survival rates of preterm infants have risen in recent years1. As a result, an increasing number of preterm infants are being discharged from hospital into the care of the primary care team. This can present challenges to GPs, health visitors and dietitians who may have limited experience caring for preterm infants.

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European guidelines for feeding preterm infants

4 min read
24th Dec 2018

The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) is a multi-professional organisation set up to promote the health of children.

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Helping give preterm infants the best chance to thrive into their childhood years and beyond

3 min read
24th Dec 2018

Around 8% of babies are born prematurely in the UK1. Premature babies have very different nutritional requirements to full term infants as they need to attain the growth that would have occurred in utero, as well as achieve functional development2. Inspired by breastmilk, we are committed to delivering products and services to help preterm babies thrive through appropriate nutritional support.

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Lunch and learn: CPD-accredited seminars designed for healthcare professionals

4 min read
12th Jul 2018
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