Breast milk is necessary for a baby at any age. For a premature baby–born before 38 weeks –it becomes even more essential because the antibodies and growth enzymes in it not only help the baby grow but also fight infections that they may be more prone to as they’ve had less time to develop in the womb. So, whether it’s a late preemie—born before 36-37 weeks, or micro preemie—born before 26 weeks—breastfeeding them will help.
In this write up for #TheSwaddle, read on to gain insight on what it's like to breastfeed a newborn who was born premature.
Know more on how you can feed the baby, what external feeding methods and devices can be used, and how kangaroo help is one of the best ways to help premature babies thrive.