• Nutrient composition of preterm mother's milk and factors that influence nutrient content

    1 month ago - By American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundBreast milk feedings are the optimal feeding choice for premature infants. Clinicians depend on accurate nutrient profiles of the breast milk in order to make informed decisions regarding the need for nutrient supplementation. Existing data for nutrient composition of preterm breast milk are dated and not representative of the current population of women delivering prematurely in the United States.ObjectivesThe purpose of this prospective, longitudinal, single-center observational study was to measure the macronutrient and micronutrient composition of breast milk...
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