The nutritional needs of moderate-late preterm infants

Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2022 Apr 2;83(4):1-9. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2022.0148. Epub 2022 Apr 29.


This article discusses the nutritional needs of moderate and late preterm infants (born between 32+0weeks and 36+6weeks' gestation) and makes recommendations for best practice both while these infants are in hospital and when they are discharged into the community. These recommendations were derived following a roundtable meeting of a group comprising two neonatologists, three paediatric dietitians, a health visitor/paediatric nurse and a midwife practitioner. The meeting and medical writing assistance was sponsored by Nutricia. None of the participants accepted honoraria for their contributions to the discussion.

Keywords: Breast milk; Breastfeeding; Late preterm infants; Moderate preterm infants.

MeSH terms

  • Breast Feeding*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature*
  • Patient Discharge