Adjustable fortification of human milk fed to preterm infants: does it make a difference?

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Arslanoglu S. , MORO G. E. , ZIEGLER E. E.

JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY, vol.26, no.10, pp.614-621, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PERINATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.614-621
  • Keywords: human milk fortification, breast milk fortification, individualized fortification, VLBW infant, neonatal nutrition, protein intake, LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT, BREAST-MILK, PREMATURE-INFANTS, COGNITIVE-DEVELOPMENT, EARLY DIET, PROTEIN, GROWTH, NUTRITION, UNDERNUTRITION, REQUIREMENTS


Background: Inadequate nutrition leading to growth failure is common among premature infants. Although fortified breast milk (breast milk plus commercially prepared fortifier) is the preferred feeding, nutrient intakes achieved with fortified breast milk fall short of meeting nutrient needs. This is mainly due to inadequate protein content of fortifiers and variability in composition of expressed breast milk.