Monday, August 16, 2004

Mom's milk isn't better for brains of some premature babies
Medical News Today
August 17, 2004
"Contrary to the results suggested by earlier studies, mother's breast milk may not provide significant help to the brain development of very low birth weight preterm babies, according to new research in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrics. The study by Lydia Furman, M.D., of Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland and colleagues found that other influences such as health problems at birth, and social factors such as the mother's race, marriage and education were more important in predicing any mental and motor development problems among the infants...."