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Breast milk jaundice in premature infants.
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PMID:  3539027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In randomised study of 186 preterm infants those fed on maternal or banked breast milk had a significantly higher peak bilirubin concentration and a more prolonged jaundice than infants fed an artificial preterm formula and were over four times more likely to achieve plasma bilirubin values above 200 mumol/l (11.7 mg/100 ml). This dietary effect was seen even in a high risk subgroup of sick ventilated infants below 1500 g who were receiving restricted enteral intakes. We suggest that breast milk jaundice in preterm infants may increase clinical intervention. Our findings are discussed in the light of epidemiological data suggesting an association between moderate hyperbilirubinaemia (greater than 170 mumol/l) and neurodevelopmental outcome.
A Lucas; B A Baker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1986 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-01-20     Completed Date:  1987-01-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1063-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bilirubin / blood
Clinical Trials as Topic
Infant Food
Infant, Low Birth Weight / blood
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / blood,  etiology*
Jaundice, Neonatal / blood,  etiology*
Milk, Human*
Random Allocation
Respiration, Artificial
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