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Human Milk Banking–Facts and Issues to Resolve
The Erasmus MC–Sophia Children’s Hospital, Dr. Molewaterplein 60, 3015 GJ, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Vu Medical Centre, Department of Pediatrics, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Academic Medical Center–Emma Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Meibergdreef 9 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Received: 27 May 2010; in revised form: 5 July 2010 / Accepted: 7 July 2010 / Published: 13 July 2010
Abstract: The number of human milk banks is increasing worldwide. Although the beneficial effects of feeding premature infants with their mother’s milk are well documented, less is known about the effects of feeding these infants with pasteurized donor milk. We propose a randomized trial comparing the effects of a 100% human milk-based diet (human milk supplemented with a human milk-derived fortifier) and a diet (partially) based on bovine milk. In theory, human milk has a beneficial effect on various aspects of human physiology, most of which become apparent after infancy. We therefore propose an extensive follow-up program that takes this aspect into consideration. Other issues concerning the practice of human milk banks need to be addressed as well as optimization of the feeding strategies for preterm infants.
Keywords: premature neonate; formula; donor milk; donor screening; vertical transmission; human milk fortifier; outcome
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Corpeleijn, W.E.; Vermeulen, M.J.; Van Vliet, I.; Kruger, I.C.; Van Goudoever, J.B. Human Milk Banking–Facts and Issues to Resolve. Nutrients 2010, 2, 762-769.
Corpeleijn WE, Vermeulen MJ, Van Vliet I, Kruger IC, Van Goudoever JB. Human Milk Banking–Facts and Issues to Resolve. Nutrients. 2010; 2(7):762-769.
Corpeleijn, Willemijn E.; Vermeulen, Marijn J.; Van Vliet, Ineke; Kruger, I. Caroline; Van Goudoever, Johannes B. 2010. "Human Milk Banking–Facts and Issues to Resolve." Nutrients 2, no. 7: 762-769.