Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Human Milk Feeding: A Systematic Review.

  title={Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Human Milk Feeding: A Systematic Review.},
  author={Nicole Theresa Cacho and Leslie Ann Parker and Josef Neu},
  journal={Clinics in perinatology},
  volume={44 1},
This article summarizes evidence regarding whether a donor human milk (DHM) and/or an exclusively human milk (EHM) diet decreases the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and the dose of human milk (HM) necessary to reduce the risk of NEC in premature infants. Additional research regarding protection afforded by DHM and EHM is necessary as well as research elucidating the exact dose of HM necessary for NEC risk reduction. Research is also needed to determine whether there is a dose… CONTINUE READING

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