Premature infants 750-1,250g birth weight supplemented with a novel human milk-derived cream are discharged sooner

Amy B. Hair, Erynn M. Bergner, Martin L. Lee, Alvaro G. Moreira, Keli M. Hawthorne, David J. Rechtman, Steven A. Abrams, Cynthia L. Blanco

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Abstract

Objective: Infants may benefit from early nutritional intervention to decrease hospital stay. To evaluate the effects of adding a human milk (HM)-derived cream (Cream) product to a standard feeding regimen in preterm infants. Materials and Methods: In a prospective multicenter randomized study, infants with birth weights 750-1,250 g were assigned to a Control or Cream group. The Control group received a standard feeding regimen consisting of mother's own milk or donor HM with donor HM-derived fortifier. The Cream group received the standard feeding regimen along with an additional HM-derived cream supplement when the HM they received was <20 kcal/oz. Primary outcomes of this secondary analysis included comorbidities, length of stay (LOS), and postmenstrual age (PMA) at discharge. Results: We enrolled 75 infants (Control n = 37, Cream n = 38) with gestational age 27.7 ± 1.8 weeks and birth weight 973 ± 145 g (mean ± SD). After adjusting for gestational age, birth weight, and presence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), the Cream group had a decreased PMA at discharge (39.9 ± 4.8 versus 38.2 ± 2.7 weeks, p = 0.03) and LOS (86 ± 39 versus 74 ± 22 days, p = 0.05). For 21 infants with BPD, these values trended toward significance for PMA at discharge (44.2 ± 6.1 versus 41.3 ± 2.7 weeks, p = 0.08) and LOS (121 ± 49 versus 104 ± 23 days, p = 0.08). Conclusions: Very preterm infants who received an HM-derived cream supplement were discharged earlier. Infants with BPD may have benefited the most.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-137
Number of pages5
JournalBreastfeeding Medicine
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Health Policy
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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