• Improved feeding tolerance and growth are linked to increased gut microbial community diversity in very-low-birth-weight infants fed mother's own milk compared with donor breast milk

    4 days ago - By American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundMother's own milk is protective against gut microbiota alterations associated with necrotizing enterocolitis and feeding intolerance among preterm infants. It is unclear whether this benefit is preserved with donor milk feeding.ObjectiveWe aimed to compare microbiota development, growth, and feeding tolerance in very-low-birth-weight infants fed an exclusively human milk diet of primarily MOM or DM.MethodsOne hundred and twenty-five VLBW infants born at Texas Children's Hospital were enrolled and grouped into cohorts based on percentage of MOM and DM in enteral feeds...
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