Breast Milk and Brain Development in Low Birth Weight Infants

Mom Donates 131 Gallons Of Breast Milk

New research reveals donor breast milk does not improve the brain development of very low birth weight infants better than formula.

More than 800 babies between two and three pounds were fed with nutrient-enriched donor milk or formula for 90 days when mother’s milk was unavailable.

Researchers found both groups of children had similar cognitive, language and motor skills abilities at 18 months old.

However, donor milk did reduce the risk of severe gastrointestinal issues in these low birth weight babies.

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