Formula versus donor breast milk for feeding preterm or low birth weight infants.

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Summary of "Formula versus donor breast milk for feeding preterm or low birth weight infants."

When sufficient maternal breast milk is not available, alternative forms of enteral nutrition for preterm or low birth weight (LBW) infants are donor breast milk or artificial formula. Donor breast milk may retain some of the non-nutritive benefits of maternal breast milk for preterm or LBW infants. However, feeding with artificial formula may ensure more consistent delivery of greater amounts of nutrients. Uncertainty exists about the balance of risks and benefits of feeding formula versus donor breast milk for preterm or LBW infants.


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Name: The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
ISSN: 1469-493X
Pages: CD002971


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