Supplements/supplementary formula for premature babies

Babies who are born early miss out on a lot of the nutrition that term babies receive during the final weeks of pregnancy, including key vitamins and minerals that are important to help them grow and become strong.

Breast milk is best for your baby, but she may also need extra vitamins and minerals for growth, so many premature babies are given supplements. There are special pre term formula milks specially designed for premature babies to ensure they get all the nutrients they need. In some cases there may also be a breast milk fortifier that can be added to mother's breast milk.