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Safety and efficacy of human milk fortification for very-low-birth-weight infants

Hawthorne, K.; Abrams, S.

Nutrition reviews 62(12): 482-489


ISSN/ISBN: 0029-6643
DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2004.tb00020.x
Accession: 004308993

For full-term infants in the first 6 months of life, exclusive breastfeeding remains the nutritional standard for calcium intake. However, unsupplemented human milk does not meet the nutritional requirements for growth of the very-low-birth-weight (<1500 g) infant. Methods for human milk fortification have been evaluated, and recent studies have demonstrated the safety of these fortifiers.

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