Milk for Ill and Pre-Term Infants

  • Human milk contains various constituents that stop infants from getting sick.
  • Infants born very early or born with certain medical problems can benefit from compositional modifications to the milk they consume.
  • Medically appropriate human milk modifications include increasing the concentrations of all major macronutrients, raising the concentration of particular nutrients, and reducing the odds that specific proteins in the mother’s diet get into her milk.

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