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Is breastfeeding also good and sufficient for a premature baby?

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Dr. Danae Steele
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Yes!

Breastmilk is the easiest food for a premature baby to digest, and the mother of a premature baby will actually make milk that is even better for the baby than the milk of a woman who delivers at term. A premature baby may need lots of other help to survive, but providing breastmilk is a great way the mother can help her baby.

In brief: Yes!

Breastmilk is the easiest food for a premature baby to digest, and the mother of a premature baby will actually make milk that is even better for the baby than the milk of a woman who delivers at term. A premature baby may need lots of other help to survive, but providing breastmilk is a great way the mother can help her baby.
Dr. Danae Steele
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

If possible, breatfeeding for premature infants that can suckle is optimal.
Extremely premature infantso of less than 32 weeks often require supplemenattion.

In brief: Yes

If possible, breatfeeding for premature infants that can suckle is optimal.
Extremely premature infantso of less than 32 weeks often require supplemenattion.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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