Preterm

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.

Here, you will find all of our articles 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

Modi N et al. Pediatr Res 2010;68:440-5

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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

Knol J et al. Acta Paediatr 2005;94(Suppl 449):31-3

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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

Boehm G et al. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2002;86:F178-F181

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

2 min read
24th Jan 2019

Mihatsch W et al. Acta Paediatr 2006;95:843-8

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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

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12th Jul 2018
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  1. Premature Labour and Birth. NHS Choices [Online] 2015. Available at: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/prematureearly-labour.aspx (Accessed October 2017).
  2. Agostoni C et al. Enteral Nutrient Supply for Preterm Infants: Commentary From the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Committee on Nutrition. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010;50:85-91.