These studies explore the effects of breastfeeding and breastmilk on necrotizing enterocolitis.
Is Mother’s Own Milk Lactoferrin Intake Associated with Reduced Neonatal Sepsis, Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Death?
Researchers found that maternal Lactoferrin intake and mother’s own milk intake in the first 10 days of life is associated with lesser rates of late-onset sepsis (LOS), necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and death in the first 8 weeks of life in newborns with a birth weight <2,000 g. It is therefore highly recommended to encourage human milk intake for all newborns.
- Impact of optimised breastfeeding on the costs of necrotizing enterocolitis in extremely low birthweight infants
- Breastfeeding and reduced risk of NEC