Optimising the provision of human milk for preterm infants

Jones, Elizabeth; Spencer, Stephen Andrew
July 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Jul2007, Vol. 92 Issue 4, pF236
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the optimization of breast milk for preterm infants by teaching mothers effective milk expression techniques. It stated that mothers should be given realistic expectations regarding the initial milk volume because the amount produced can be as little as few drops of colostrum. The milk expression technique includes a supportive environment for the mother, regular breast massage using a good technique, and simultaneous pumping of both breasts.


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