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Gastro-Intestinal Illness

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These studies explore the links between breastfeeding and gastrointestinal illness, gut health, and diarrhoea.

Impact of breastmilk on neonatal enteral feeding outcomes

This study found that exclusive breastfeeding had a positive impact on premature babies with gastrointestinal disorders. Babies who were exclusively breastfed had shorter parenteral nutrition courses, achieved earlier full enteral feeds and were discharged from hospital significantly sooner than those who received formula.

Shinnick, J et al (2016), Effects of a Breast Milk Diet on Enteral Feeding Outcomes of Neonates with Gastrointestinal Disorders, Breastfeeding Medicine, doi:10.1089/bfm.2016.0002


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