Premature infants are at risk for a number of health complications – everything from delayed development and growth to SIDS and breathing problems. But there is one health condition that seems to be more common in premature infants who are fed formula: necrotizing enterocolitis.
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Looking back over the last year, it seems to be nothing short of a miracle that Tina Tookey and her son Ryan are alive – overcoming obstacles and health conditions that should have long left this family broken and torn.
UK researchers are working on a sensor that would be put in neonatal units and help detect a condition in premature babies. The condition affecting the bowels is usually detected when the baby is already critically ill, making it harder for treatment.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning parents and health care providers to stop using the SimplyThick additive in breast milk and formula of premature babies after the deaths of two infants who were given it.
A study out of Brazil may have found a way to prevent the GI disease necrotizing enterocolitis in premature babies. The use of probiotics seems to be a key in helping these preemies avoid the potentially fatal condition.
November is Prematurity Awareness Month. In honor of this, some parents who have had babies prematurely have offered to tell their stories to create awareness about this important cause.
Mom Amanda shares the story of her two sons that were both born premature over four years apart.
November is Prematurity Awareness Month. In honor of this, some parents who have had babies prematurely have offered to tell their stories to create awareness about his important cause.
Two mothers, both had their babies at four months premature, both babies suffered from dangerous complications. As one mother struggled to produce enough breastmilk for her tiny son, the other faced gallons of pumped and frozen milk she would never get a chance to use.