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Premature babies fed more breast milk develop higher IQ, functional skills

Premature babies fed more breast milk develop higher IQ, functional skills
August 30, 2016

Preterm infants who were fed more breast milk in their first 28 days had greater deep nuclear gray matter volume, higher intelligence scores, better mathematics scores, working memory and motor function at term equivalent and age 7 years vs. preterm infants not fed breast milk, according to study findings.

“Our data support current recommendations for using mother’s milk to feed preterm babies during their neonatal ICU hospitalization,” Mandy Brown Belfort, MD, from the department of newborn medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said in a press release. “This is not only important for moms, but also for hospitals, employers, and friends and family members, so that they can provide the support that’s needed during this time when mothers are under stress and working hard to produce milk for their babies.”

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