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Human milk feeding of the micropremie.
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PMID:  10690574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is increasing evidence that mother's milk is an appropriate feeding even for LBW and VLBW infants. During early neonatal life, supplements in the form of human milk fortifiers or single nutrients may be necessary to maintain an adequate biochemical status especially for sodium, phosphorus, and protein. The ideal amount and balance of supplemental nutrients to add to mother's milk for small premature infants remain unknown. From research to date, it is clear that growth responses to fortified mother's milk fed in early life may not be the most important outcomes in relation to long-term growth and development. Infants who receive human milk in early life may be at reduced risk for developing infections and allergy as well as osteopenia and growth failure. Further studies are needed to provide a better understanding of the role of human milk as the sole source of nutrition in premature infants, especially the micropremie.
S A Atkinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-16     Completed Date:  2000-03-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature* / growth & development
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight* / growth & development
Milk, Human*

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