Breast milk jaundice in premature infants.

  title={Breast milk jaundice in premature infants.},
  author={Alan Lucas and Brian A Baker},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={61 11},
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… CONTINUE READING


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