According to the March of Dimes®, 13 million infants worldwide are born prematurely each year. Premature birth is a global issue that puts babies at an increased risk for health complications, and even death. Understanding ways to help infants in these circumstances is critical to their survival, and raising public awareness about the problems of prematurity has never been more important.
In the last trimester of pregnancy, a fetus grows rapidly and stores key nutrients important for normal childhood development. Premature infants often miss much of this critical time in the womb and may face many health challenges as a result. As a science-based company dedicated to nourishing the world’s children for the best start in life, Mead Johnson helps to provide premature infants with extra support though specialty nutritional products, like Enfamil® Premature infant formula and Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier Acidified Liquid.
This month, we salute the March of Dimes for raising awareness around the issue of prematurity with Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day on November 17.
Visit the March of Dimes website to learn more and find out how you can help.