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Formula milk versus maternal breast milk for feeding preterm or low birth weight infants

  1. Ginny Henderson1,*,
  2. Mary Y Anthony2,
  3. William McGuire3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group

Published Online: 17 OCT 2007

Assessed as up-to-date: 8 JUL 2007

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002972.pub2


How to Cite

Henderson G, Anthony MY, McGuire W. Formula milk versus maternal breast milk for feeding preterm or low birth weight infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD002972. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002972.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Griffith University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    John Radcliffe Hospital, Special Care Baby Unit, Headington, Oxford, UK

  3. 3

    Australian National University Medical School, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Canberra, ACT 2606, Australia

*Ginny Henderson, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, 226 Grey St, PO Box 3370, South Brisbane, Queensland, 4104, Australia. G.Henderson@griffith.edu.au.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 17 OCT 2007

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Characteristics of excluded studies [ordered by study ID]

StudyReason for exclusion

Armand 1996Not randomised.

Carey 1987Not randomised.

Greer 1988Not randomised.

Lucas 1990Not randomised.

Narayanan 1982Human milk fed infants received a mixture of maternal and donor breast milk.

Svenningsen 1982Control group received maternal and donor breast milk.

 
Comparison 1. Formula milk versus preterm human milk

Outcome or subgroup titleNo. of studiesNo. of participantsStatistical methodEffect size

1 Time to regain birth weight (days from birth)00Mean Difference (IV, Fixed, 95% CI)Not estimable

2 Weight gain (g/day)00Mean Difference (IV, Fixed, 95% CI)Not estimable

3 Gain in length (mm/week)00Mean Difference (IV, Fixed, 95% CI)Not estimable

4 Gain in head circumference (mm/week)00Mean Difference (IV, Fixed, 95% CI)Not estimable

5 Feed intolerance00Risk Ratio (M-H, Fixed, 95% CI)Not estimable

6 Necrotising enterocolitis00Risk Ratio (M-H, Fixed, 95% CI)Not estimable