Monday, May 03, 2004

Breastfeeding helps against low weight infants and infection

By: News-Medical

Published: Saturday, 1-May-2004

A new study shows that human milk protects extremely low birth weight infants from developing sepsis -- an overwhelming infection and a leading cause of illness and death in these tiny babies. In fact, the more human milk given as a percentage of nutritional intake, the lower the risk of sepsis during the hospital stay, according to the researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center."

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