Ivanhoe's Medical Breakthroughs - Preemies Need More Breast Milk
Reported May 24, 2004
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Premature infants born in multiple births aren;t getting their fair share of breast milk, say researchers publishing in the May/June issue of Ambulatory Pediatrics. That's important because these babies are often at the greatest risk for medical problems and need to have the optimal nutrition that only breast milk can provide.Researchers compared the breastfeeding behaviors of mothers who had full-term multiple births, full-term singleton births, pre-term singleton births, and pre-term multiple births. They were encouraged when they found full-term multiples -- twins or triplets -- were just about as likely to receive breast milk as full or pre-term singleton births...."