Breast milk fortifier is a nutritional supplement that can be added to human milk. It comes as a powder which is dissolved into mothers’ own or donor milk, and contains extra calories protein and essential minerals and nutrients, which help to promote growth and bone development during the first few weeks of life.
Breast milk fortifier is usually used in premature or low birth-weight babies. This is because their stomachs are under-developed and cannot take on the volume of breast milk required to provide the additional energy and nutrients that they need for growth.
Until recently, the only types of fortifiers available in the UK were made from cows’ milk, these are recognised to improve preterm infant growth compared to human milk alone, however some babies do not tolerate the cows’ milk protein in these fortifiers.
NeoKare MMF has been formulated by experts using 100% human milk, allowing baby’s to benefit from an exclusive breast milk diet. As a Food for Special Medical Purposes it must be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional.