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The role of human milk fortification for premature infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9779339     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article focuses on the current experience with the use of fortified milk in feeding premature infants. The use of fortified human milk provides the premature infant adequate growth, nutrient retention, and biochemical indices of nutritional status when fed at approximately 180 mL/kg/d compared with unfortified human milk. When compared with preterm formula, the feeding of fortified human milk may provide significant protection from infection and necrotizing enterocolitis. Neonatal centers should encourage the feeding of fortified milk for premature infants. Skin-to-skin contact is a reasonable method to enhance milk production while potentially facilitating the development of an enteromammary response.
R J Schanler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  1998 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-03     Completed Date:  1998-12-03     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  645-57, ix     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Neonatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Food, Formulated / standards
Food, Fortified* / standards
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena / physiology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Milk, Human*
Nutritional Status
Nutritive Value
Grant Support
MO1 RR00188/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; R0-1-28140//PHS HHS

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