Breastfeeding and reduced risk of NEC
This study explored the impact of breastfeeding on the risk of Necrotising Enterocolitis (NEC) in extremely low birthweight (ELBW) infants.
Possible mechanism by which breastmilk protects against neonatal necrotising enterocolitis
Breastmilk is found to dramatically suppress the activation of (IL)-8
Breastfeeding & necrotising enterocolitis, Lucas 1990
A total of 926 preterm infants were studied, 51 of whom developed nectrotising enterocolitis (NEC).
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