Obstetrics Book


Lactation for the Premature Infant

Aka: Lactation for the Premature Infant
  1. See Also
    1. Infant Feeding
    2. Infant Nutritional Sources
    3. Infant Nutrition Components
    4. Breast Feeding
    5. Breast Feeding Technique
    6. Lactation Vitamin Supplementation
    7. Medications in Lactation
    8. Breast Feeding Problems for the Mother
    9. Nipple Soreness in Lactation
    10. Lactation Problems for the Infant
    11. Lactation for Infant with Cleft Lip or Palate
    12. Lactation Resources
  2. Benefits: Breast Milk is uniquely suited for Premature Infant
    1. Increased Protein (Growth)
    2. Contains Taurine (Vitamin D Absorption)
    3. Contains Lactoferrin and IgA (Immunity)
    4. Increased antioxidants
    5. Ideal lipids/enzymes ratio (maximal fat absorption)
  3. Approach: Four stages of Breast feeding Premature Infants
    1. Phase 1: Expression and collection of Breast Milk
    2. Phase 2: Gavage feeding
    3. Phase 3: In-hospital Breast Feeding
    4. Phase 4: Post-discharge Consultation

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