Breastfeeding of very low birth weight infants.

  title={Breastfeeding of very low birth weight infants.},
  author={Lydia Mary Furman and Nori Mercuri Minich and M. W. M. Hack},
  journal={Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association},
  volume={14 1},
This research examines the rate of breastfeeding among mothers of very low birth weight infants (VLBW, < 1500 grams), and the correlates of breast milk pumping and transition to nursing at the breast. Eighty-two mothers and their 69 singleton and 21 twin VLBW infants admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (January 1-June 30, 1995) of an urban tertiary care hospital. Maternal demographic, infant birth, and neonatal data were compared according to breast or bottle feeding, and a telephone… CONTINUE READING

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