According to experts, breast milk is the best food for newborns, especially premature infants. However, in the case of premature babies, since they cannot suckle properly, it is necessary to introduce food through nasogastric or stomach tubes. Sometimes, due to the sequelae of prematurity at birth, it is necessary to supplement their diet with iron.
What should a premature baby be fed?
By Victoria Moliner BSc, MSc (embryologist on CREA).
Last Update: 12/16/2022
Embryologist on CREA
Degree in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Valencia (UV). Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the UV and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Presently, she works as a Research Biologist.