Submitted to: Nutrition Reviews
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2004
Publication Date: 12/1/2004
Citation: Hawthorne, K.M., Abrams, S.A. 2004. Safety and efficacy of human milk fortification for very-low-birth-weight infants. Nutrition Reviews. 62(12): 482-485.
Interpretive Summary: Not required for a review article.
Technical Abstract: For full-term infants in the first 6 month of life, exclusive breastfeeding remains the nutritional standard for calcium intake. However, unsupplemented human milk does not meet the nutritional requirements for growth of the very-low-birth-weight (<1500g) infant. Methods for human milk fortification have been evaluated, and recent studies have demonstrated the safety of these fortifiers.