II. Benefits: Breast Milk is uniquely suited for Premature Infant

  1. Increased Protein (Growth)
  2. Contains Taurine (Vitamin D Absorption)
  3. Contains Lactoferrin and IgA (Immunity)
  4. Increased antioxidants
  5. Ideal lipids/enzymes ratio (maximal fat absorption)

III. Approach: Four stages of Breast feeding Premature Infants

  1. Phase 1: Expression and collection of Breast Milk
  2. Phase 2: Gavage feeding
  3. Phase 3: In-hospital Breast Feeding
  4. Phase 4: Post-discharge Consultation

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