questionIf a baby is premature, what type of diet should the parents provide? Is it better to breastfeed?

answerThank you for your question. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, providing breast milk for a premature or seriously ill newborn may be a challenge, but it is usually possible and it is certainly an effective way to enhance your baby’s health, growth, and development. Even if your baby is unable to breastfeed at first, you can begin expressing your milk immediately after giving birth. No matter how your breast milk is delivered, it provides the best nourishment possible at a time when such an advantage makes a big difference. Other dietary considerations should be discussed between the parents and the baby’s doctor. 


Dr. Seema Csukas