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.


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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