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Breastfeeding the premature infant: experience of a baby-friendly hospital in Brazil.
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PMID:  15681636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Breastfeeding is the natural way of feeding infants, providing nutritional, immunological, psychological, and economic advantages. These qualities are especially important in premature neonates because of their vulnerability. Nevertheless, a lower incidence of successful breastfeeding has been observed in this population. This prospective study investigated the frequency of mother's milk use on discharge of premature neonates from an at-risk neonatal unit. It involved 244 premature neonates and took place at a Brazilian Baby-Friendly Hospital. The observed frequency of mother's milk use at neonatal unit discharge was 94.6%. The finding that most premature neonates were receiving mother's milk reflects a well-structured program for promoting breastfeeding of premature neonates at this institution, which relies on an interdisciplinary team to provide adequate support to the mothers.
Maria Beatriz Reinert do Nascimento; Hugo Issler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0890-3344     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Lact     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-31     Completed Date:  2005-03-14     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709498     Medline TA:  J Hum Lact     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-52     Citation Subset:  N    
Human Milk Bank, Darcy Vargas Maternity Hospital, Joinville, SC, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding* / statistics & numerical data
Health Policy
Health Promotion / methods*
Infant Formula / statistics & numerical data
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Infant Welfare
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Milk, Human / physiology*
Prospective Studies

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