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Low Body Fat Is A Problem That Most Prematurely-Born Babies Suffer From

Premature babies suffer from low stores of body fat and doctors try to fatten them up on synthetic cow's milk baby formula

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - Babies that are born before the 37th week of pregnancy makeup around 10% of the total births in the United States and are considered to have officially been born prematurely. The protocol for feeding premature babies is standardized from hospital to hospital and focuses on feeding them infant formulas rather than the mother's natural breast milk. About 380,000 premature babies are born each year and companies have focused on their unique needs to have superior nutrition as a target market for their formula. The makers of both Enfamil and Similac have had their nutritionally supplemented premature baby formula marketed to the doctors that are in charge of caring for the premature baby's health and development. About 1 out of every 2 baby born prematurely and given baby formula suffers from an inflammation of intestinal tissue called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). About half of all babies pull through the scourage of the condition while the mortality rate is also 50%. Experts believe that Enfamil and Similac baby formulas may be the cause of death from NEC for up to 2000 American premature infants every year and many are filing NEC infant formula lawsuits to hold the companies responsible for being negligent in recommending the formula for use by premature babies. NEC formula lawyers can advise parents that have had their prematurely born baby forced to consume infant formula of their legal rights.

Infant formula should always be the last choice as a mother's milk has numerous nutritional and emotional benefits for the mother and the child. "The American Association of Pediatrics recommends exclusively breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby's life because of the health benefits of breastmilk," according to Legal Examiner. NEC causes intestinal inflammation leading to ulceration and perforation of the intestinal walls and the colon. One of the symptoms of babies that have developed baby formula NEC is vomiting undirected stomach contents and acidic green bile. Babies that develop NEC have difficulty fighting infection despite that their immune system at that age is undeveloped and inherited from the mother. NEC babies have trouble maintaining proper blood oxygen levels that can result in long-term developmental disabilities. Premature babies may reject cow's milk baby formula and would have thrived on their mother's breastmilk. In addition to the life-threatening NEC formula risks, pre-term babies commonly suffer from one or more of the following health anomalies. According to MayoClinic, "premise" May exhibit: "small size, with a disproportionately large head, sharper looking, less rounded features than a full-term baby's features, due to a lack of fat stores, fine hair (lanugo) covering much of the body, low body temperature, especially immediately after birth in the delivery room, due to a lack of stored body fat, labored breathing or respiratory distress, lack of reflexes for sucking and swallowing, leading to feeding difficulties.

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