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A review of the literature examining the benefits and challenges, incidence and duration, and barriers to breastfeeding in preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15806448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Breastfeeding benefits preterm infants from a nutritional, gastrointestinal, immunological, developmental, and psychological perspective. Despite the benefits, the incidence and duration of breastfeeding preterm infants continues to be less than that of full-term infants. The lower incidence is probably related to breastfeeding challenges that preterm infants and parents face, including establishing and maintaining a milk supply and transitioning from gavage feeding to breastfeeding. In order to increase the incidence and duration of breastfeeding preterm infants, researchers must examine breastfeeding experiences longitudinally. This way, researchers and clinicians can begin to understand the barriers to breastfeeding at various time periods in the breastfeeding experience and begin implementing strategies to remove these barriers.
Jennifer Callen; Janet Pinelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1536-0903     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Neonatal Care     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-04     Completed Date:  2005-07-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125644     Medline TA:  Adv Neonatal Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-88; quiz 89-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding / epidemiology*
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Time Factors

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