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Donor milk is no better than formula for very low birthweight infants, study finds

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6015 (Published 09 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6015
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Donor milk does not seem to improve neurodevelopment in very low birthweight infants any more than preterm formula, a study published in JAMA has found.1

Giving donor milk to very low birthweight infants has increased in the past 10 years despite a lack of information about associated outcomes. This study is the largest randomised blinded trial of donor human milk in very low birthweight infants to date and the only one …

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