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Rontamil-Human Milk Fortifier is the closest formula, as compared to all existing competition, to the optimum protein/energy ratio recommended by the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN).
Pre-term infants have higher nutrient requirements than full-term infants
Rontamil-Human Milk Fortifier contains Prebiotics (GOS + FOS), like the Oligosaccharides naturally found within breast milk, to ensure prevalence of the beneficial microbiota as well as to prevent NEC which is a deadly disease for premature infants.
It also contains Lactoferrin, a protein found naturally in milk and in several other fluids in the body (such as saliva, tears, mucus, and bile). Lactoferrin's main functions in the body include binding with iron, transporting it around the body, and fighting infections.
European Guidelines for Feeding Preterm Infants
What are the ESPGHAN nutritional guidelines? The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) is a multi-professional organization set up to promote the health of children. ESPGHAN’s nutritional guidelines offer comprehensive and practical advice on the feeding of preterm infants1. Their goal is to ensure that infants who are born prematurely receive all […]
Nutrition: enteral nutrition for the preterm infant
This clinical guideline from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) discusses nutritional requirements for preterm infants receiving enteral nutrition. It does not give guidance on the prescription of parenteral nutrition (PN). Definitions relating to prematurity and birthweight Prematurity • Preterm: birth date before 37 completed weeks gestation. Gestational age: time elapsed between the first day of […]