Breast milk linked to significant early brain growth in preemies

Posted by on April 30, 2016 2:05 pm
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Feeding premature babies mostly breast milk during the first month of life appears to spur more robust brain growth. Those preemies whose daily diets were at least 50 percent breast milk had more brain tissue and cortical-surface area by their due dates than premature babies who consumed significantly less breast milk.

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