Welcoming a new baby to the world is one of the most exciting parts of life.
But for parents of premature infants, it can also be a frightening time. When Kolton was born at just 22 weeks and three days, doctors worried he wouldn't survive the first 24 hours of his life. He miraculously did, but Kolton's fight was far from over.
Preemies need extra help to grow healthy and strong — and good nutrition is essential to that process. Like many babies born early, Kolton was too small to consume more than a few milliliters of milk at once. While breast milk is best for preterm babies, most need more calories and nutrients than human milk alone can provide1. To support Kolton’s advanced nutrition needs, his healthcare team turned to a Similac® product.
When added to human milk, Similac® Human Milk Fortifier delivers extra essential nutrients to a preterm baby’s feedings. This fortifier can be mixed into breast milk without interfering with the nutrients that are already present, ensuring that premature babies get the increased nutrition they need to grow.
Learn more: Human Milk Fortifiers Explained
This innovative nutrition product is used in the neonatal intensive care unit or NICU and helped nourish Kolton during his journey.
Watch Kolton's story below and learn more about how Abbott is helping premature babies get a strong start in life.
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