Human Milk Feedings and Infection Among Very Low Birth Weight Infants

@article{Dhanireddy1998HumanMF,
  title={Human Milk Feedings and Infection Among Very Low Birth Weight Infants},
  author={R Dhanireddy and Mary Ann Hylander and Donna M. Strobino},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={45},
  pages={744-744}
}
BACKGROUND Preterm infants are immunologically immature at birth. Previous studies have demonstrated that human milk protects against infection in full-term infants, but there are few studies of its effect for preterm infants. OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of human milk feedings on infection incidence among very low birth weight (VLBW) infants during their initial hospitalization. STUDY DESIGN The sample consisted of 212 consecutive VLBW infants admitted to the Georgetown University… CONTINUE READING