Childhood death more likely for premature babies

2019-03-03 06:05:01

BEING born prematurely isn’t the best start to life, but the detrimental effects are more prolonged than we thought. Low-birthweight babies are more likely to die in childhood, a nationwide study has shown for the first time. The finding, from an analysis of births and deaths in England and Wales between 1993 and 2001, reinforces the message that pregnant women should avoid damaging the growth of their baby through poor diet,