25 Feb 2019
A large clinical trial involving around 40 hospitals in the UK is to investigate the best way to feed babies who are born between 10 and 7 weeks prematurely.
The £1.6 million NIHR-funded study will test two methods of feeding these premature babies to gather evidence on whether introducing milk at the earliest opportunity could benefit both the baby and their family.
The FEED1 trial is led by neonatal experts at the University of Nottingham and University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) with support from Bliss, the leading charity for babies born premature or sick. The research will be managed by the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit and will involve around 2,000 babies born between 30 and 33 weeks and their parents over the next 4½ years.
Read the University's press release for more