Joint Initiative to Improve Breastfeeding Rates of NICU Babies

Preterm and medically complex infants face greater health risks than healthy full term newborns, during the first year of life and thereafter (1). While much effort in neonatology has focused on acute, life-saving treatments in the NICU, thus reducing morbidity and mortality, the information that we present in this white paper suggests that increasing human milk consumption in premature and medically complex newborns has multiple varied benefits.

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