Preterm infants fed human milk attain intrauterine weight gain

A. L. Jarvenpaa, N. C R Raiha, D. K. Rassin, G. E. Gaull

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The adequacy of human milk for low-birth-weight infants remains controversial. In this study, 35 healthy preterm infants with gestational age from 31 to 36 weeks and a birth weight less than 2,200 g, were followed until they attained a weight of 2,400 g at about 5 to 7 weeks of age. These infants were fed pooled, expressed human milk, partly supplemented with their own mother's milk, at intakes of 185 and 200 ml/kg/day. There were no consistent differences between the feeding groups in the rate of gain in weight, length, or head circumference, in serum total protein, in acid-base status, or in plasma amino acid concentrations. It is concluded that pooled, expressed human milk in volumes of 185 or 200 ml/kg/day produces a postnatal weight gain (196±6 or 205±7 g/week, respectively) in healthy preterm infants with a gestational age over 31 weeks which compares to intrauterine weight gain (207 g/week). This growth is achieved without apparent metabolic stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-243
Number of pages5
JournalActa Paediatrica Scandinavica
Volume72
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Human Milk
Premature Infants
Weight Gain
Gestational Age
Physiological Stress
Low Birth Weight Infant
Birth Weight
Blood Proteins
Milk
Head
Mothers
Amino Acids
Weights and Measures
Acids
Growth

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Jarvenpaa, A. L., Raiha, N. C. R., Rassin, D. K., & Gaull, G. E. (1983). Preterm infants fed human milk attain intrauterine weight gain. Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica, 72(2), 239-243.

Preterm infants fed human milk attain intrauterine weight gain. / Jarvenpaa, A. L.; Raiha, N. C R; Rassin, D. K.; Gaull, G. E.

In: Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica, Vol. 72, No. 2, 1983, p. 239-243.

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Jarvenpaa, AL, Raiha, NCR, Rassin, DK & Gaull, GE 1983, 'Preterm infants fed human milk attain intrauterine weight gain', Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica, vol. 72, no. 2, pp. 239-243.
Jarvenpaa AL, Raiha NCR, Rassin DK, Gaull GE. Preterm infants fed human milk attain intrauterine weight gain. Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica. 1983;72(2):239-243.
Jarvenpaa, A. L. ; Raiha, N. C R ; Rassin, D. K. ; Gaull, G. E. / Preterm infants fed human milk attain intrauterine weight gain. In: Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica. 1983 ; Vol. 72, No. 2. pp. 239-243.
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