Current use of probiotics in neonatal units in England
Recent studies and meta-analyses suggest that probiotic supplementation in very preterm and very low birth weight babies has beneficial effects. We conducted a survey to shed light on the current use of probiotics across neonatal units in England, in light of recent recommendations. To our knowledge this is the first comprehensive survey of probiotic use covering all levels of neonatal units in England.
Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatal Clinical Lead, Department of Paediatrics and Neonates, Walsall Manor Hospital NHS Trust
Locum Consultant, Department of Paediatrics, Walsall Manor Hospital NHS Trust
Specialty Trainee in Paediatrics, West Midlands Deanery
Karupaiah A., Abdurrazaq A., Quaynor J. Current use of probiotics in neonatal units in England. Infant 2023; 19(3): 84-86.
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