Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 11

Clinical and Safety Profile of Probiotics in Preterm Infants

Shreesh Bhat*

Department of Neonatology, Mid Yorkshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom

*Corresponding Author: Shreesh Bhat, Department of Neonatology, Mid Yorkshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom.

Received: August 14, 2023; Published: October 13, 2023


Breastfeeding helps in the development of healthy microflora in neonates. When babies are born preterm, breastfeeding is delayed, resulting in the development of an unnatural variety of gut microflora. This adversely affects the absorption of nutrition, mucosal barrier and systemic inflammatory response. Probiotics in preterm babies can help develop a healthy gut flora and avoid complications.
In our analysis, none of the babies had any immediate complications associated with introducing probiotics, and they have tolerated feeds well at the expected rate. We have noted a reduction in sepsis and NEC rates.

Keywords: Probiotics; Preterm Nutrition; NEC/Necrotising Enterocolitis; LOS/Late-Onset Sepsis


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Citation: Shreesh Bhat. “Clinical and Safety Profile of Probiotics in Preterm Infants".Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 6.11 (2023): 30-32.


Copyright: © 2023 Shreesh Bhat. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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