Bringing neonatal care to the world
Swedish neonatal care ranks among the best in the world. More preterm babies grow up to become healthy kids in Sweden than in most other countries. Individualised nutrition through target fortification is one of the specific tasks being performed to ensure better recovery, growth, and cognitive outcome.
Miris is part of this long tradition which is built on years of experience and dedication. Giving every premature infant the best possible start in life is what inspires us and keeps us committed to this journey. We want to share our knowledge and engagement with the rest of the world to enable improved neonatal health.
Individualised nutrition matters
Human milk naturally contains a high variability in protein, fat and carbohydrates, and fortification is usually needed to ensure adequate macronutrient intake for preterm infants. However, by using a standard fortification to increase levels of protein and energy, the variability in the milk will persist, lack of control of nutritional intake, and the risk of over or under nutrition is high.
By using the approach of target fortification, each baby will receive individualised nutrition significantly reducing the variability in nutritional intakes compared to standard fortification. Target fortification allows for the monitoring of protein intake and the protein:energy ratio in the range of nutritional recommendations.