Preterm baby feet

Preterm infants

Around 6% of babies are born prematurely in Ireland. Preterm babies (born at or before 37 weeks of pregnancy) are particularly vulnerable as most weight gain occurs between 36 and 40 weeks of pregnancy. 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 development. Learn more about the unique nutritional needs of preterm infants below.

Getting started

Close up of a toddler's feet on a scale

Introduction to preterm nutrition

E-learning | Preterm Infants | Nutricia Academy
4 x 30 minutes
Close up of a pre-term foot with a NICU baby monitor

Preterm: Past, present and future practice of human milk fortification

Recorded webinars & presentations | Preterm Infants | Dr Ramon Fernandez
1 hour 2 minutes
Pre-term baby in an incubator

Back to Basics in Preterm Nutrition: From Theory to Practice

Recorded webinars & presentations | Preterm Infants | Nutricia Academy
55 mins

The role of the gut microbiome

COPD model

The importance of the Preterm Microbiome: from bench to bedside

Recorded webinars & presentations | Preterm Infants | Dr Christopher J Stewart (Ph.D.)
58 mins

Practical guidance

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Preterm titration case study

Case Study | Preterm Infants | Nutricia Academy
8 mins