Decreased cost and improved feeding tolerance in VLBW infants fed an exclusive human milk diet

@article{Assad2016DecreasedCA,
  title={Decreased cost and improved feeding tolerance in VLBW infants fed an exclusive human milk diet},
  author={Maher Assad and Meghan J Elliott and Joseph H. Abraham},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={36},
  pages={216-220}
}
Objective:Human milk is the best form of nutrition for preterm infants and has been associated with a lower incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Infants that develop NEC have a higher incidence of feeding intolerance and longer hospitalizations. The combination of a donor milk bank and donor milk-derived fortifier has changed feeding practices in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The purpose of this study is to assess the benefits and cost of an exclusive human milk (EHM) diet in… CONTINUE READING
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