Breast milk. Best source of nutrition for term and preterm infants.

  title={Breast milk. Best source of nutrition for term and preterm infants.},
  author={P B Lawrence},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={41 5},
  • P B Lawrence
  • Published 1994 in Pediatric clinics of North America
Numerous professional organizations have developed position statements declaring breast milk the superior and ideal form of nutrition for full-term neonates. More controversy exists regarding the suitability of breast milk for preterm infants; however, over the past few years there is growing advocacy for providing the preterm infant with his or her own mother's milk whenever possible. This article discusses the unique characteristics of breast milk, issues regarding the use of human milk in… CONTINUE READING

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