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Innovations in the Provision of Human Milk and Breastfeeding for Infants Requiring Intensive Care
Article first published online: 12 DEC 2011
© 2011 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obsteric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume 41, Issue 1, pages 138–143, January/February 2012
How to Cite
Spatz, D. L. (2012), Innovations in the Provision of Human Milk and Breastfeeding for Infants Requiring Intensive Care. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 41: 138–143. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01315.x
- Issue published online: 23 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 12 DEC 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: AUG 2011
- human milk;
- milk expression/pumping;
- human milk fortification
Infant admission to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit requires that the family receives the scientific rationale for the importance of providing human milk for their child. The initiation and maintenance of maternal milk supply must be a priority. Understanding variation in milk composition is crucial so that the infant receives the most appropriate milk throughout the hospital stay. For mothers who wish to breastfeed, a detailed and planned process is essential to ensure success.