A member asked:
Do I need to feed my premature baby more than a full-term baby?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Thomas McDonagh answered
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Premature babies have a smaller stomach size and will need to eat smaller amounts more frequently than larger full term babies. Soon after birth premature babies can also have a harder time maintaing their blood sugar; more frequent feedings will help to maintain their blood sugars more easily.
Answered on May 6, 2013
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