Nutritional Benefits of Probiotics in Preterm Infants

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We aimed to review nutritional benefits of probiotics in preterm infants considering increased risk of long-term growth and neurodevelopmental impairment following suboptimal nutrition in early postnatal life . The results of our systematic reviews and randomised controlled trial indicated that probiotics improved feeding tolerance and short-term weight-gain in preterm infants. Both single-strain and combination of probiotics had comparable efficacy in reducing time to full feeds and gut dysbiosis in extremely preterm infants. Further research is needed to confirm clinical benefits of specific strains of probiotics and in probiotic supplementation in preterm small for gestational age infants.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Simmer, Karen, Supervisor
  • Patole, Sanjay, Supervisor
Award date31 Aug 2022
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022


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