What advice for families when breastfeeding is not an option in neonatal units? The study discussed in this podcast highlights that formula milk offers short-term benefits but may not result in any long-term benefits for growth or development over donor breast milk. The paper also concluded that formula milk appears to significantly increase risk of necrotising enterocolitis.
Read the full commentary on the Evidence-Based Nursing website:
Commentary on: “Formula versus donor breast milk for feeding preterm or low birth weight infants”. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018;6:CD002971.