Neonatal hypercalcemia in preterm infants fed with human milk.

Abstract

Hypercalcemia (serum Ca greater than or equal to 2.83 mmol/l) was detected in 10 premature infants (gestational age: 31-37 weeks and birthweight: 1100-1950 g). All were fed with pooled human breast milk. Urinary Ca excretion was high (greater than 0.200 mmol/kg/24 h) in all but one infant while serum phosphorus (P) concentration and urinary P excretion were… (More)

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