Growth hormone increases breast milk volumes in mothers of preterm infants.

  title={Growth hormone increases breast milk volumes in mothers of preterm infants.},
  author={Annabel Gunn and Tania R. Gunn and Diana Rabone and Bernhard H. Breier and Werner Friedrich Blum and Peter Gluckman},
  volume={98 2 Pt 1},
AIMS To determine the galactopoietic response to recombinant human growth hormone (hGH) in mothers of premature infants with inadequate lactation. STUDY DESIGN Prospective placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. SUBJECTS Twenty healthy mothers on no concurrent medication, with infants born between 26 and 34 weeks' gestation with insufficient milk production for their infants' needs. INTERVENTIONS Ten mothers received hGH, .2 IU/kg/day subcutaneously to a maximum of 16 IU/day, for 7 days… CONTINUE READING
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