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

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BACKGROUND: When sufficient maternal breast milk is not available, the alternative sources of enteral nutrition for preterm or low birth weight infants are donor breast milk or artificial formula milk. Feeding preterm or low birth weight infants with formula milk might increase nutrient input and growth rates. However, since feeding with formula milk may be associated with a higher incidence of feeding intolerance and necrotising enterocolitis, this may adversely affect growth and development...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
Role:
Author
Journal:
Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Issue:
4
Pages:
CD002971
Publication date:
2007-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-493X
ISSN:
1469-493X
Source identifiers:
484092
Language:
English
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pubs:484092
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uuid:4e48ed74-46ec-458c-bf84-33b90059823e
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pubs:484092
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2014-09-18

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