Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Science Blog - Premature babies benefit from breast milk"Infants fed human milk fortified-in-hospital developed comparably to those fed infant formula

Oct. 29, 2003 -- Premature infants fed breast milk made developmental gains equal to or greater than those fed formula specially designed for low-birth-weight infants, an international study finds.

'Definitely, appropriately fortified breast milk is the feeding of choice for these premature, low-birth-weight babies,' says U of T nutritional sciences professor Deborah O'Connor, lead author of a study by Canadian, U.S., U.K. and Chilean researchers in the October Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.


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