Women providing milk to preterm infants and DHA supplementation

Thursday, Feb 01, 2018

A review article summarizing current evidence related to women providing their preterm infants. Breastfeeding may not meet the DHA needs of very low birthweight infants (VLBWIs). A high milk DHA supply to VLBWIs helps reduce adverse events and support early visual and cognitive development.

Reference:

Koletzko B. Should women providing milk to their preterm infants take docosahexaenoic acid supplements? Clin Perinatol. 2017;44(1):85-93.
 

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Info Card 2017 Issue 1 – A fact sheet supporting proper dietary intake of DHA in different life stages

Link to Publication: http://www.perinatology.theclinics.com/article/S0095-5108(16)30100-2/pdf


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