Human milk protects NICU babies, aids in development

10/6/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Studies show the benefits of feeding NICU babies human milk instead of formula include a lower risk for complications related to preterm birth, according to Paula Meier, a pediatrics professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She said specially trained counselors help increase the number of women who successfully breast-feed their babies in the NICU.

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