Center for Pediatric Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice
The Impact of Human Milk on Outcomes for Infants with Congenital Heart Disease: A Systematic Review.
Background: Infants with congenital heart disease (CHD) are at risk for feeding-related morbidity and mortality, with growth failure and oral feeding problems associated with poor outcomes. The benefits of human milk (HM) for preterm infants have been well documented, but evidence on HM for infants with CHD has recently begun to emerge.
Breast Feeding, Enterocolitis, Necrotizing, Female, Heart Defects, Congenital, Humans, Infant, Infant Formula, Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Newborn, Diseases, Infant, Premature, Milk, Human
Elgersma, K., McKechnie, A., Schorr, E., Shah, K., Trebilcock, A., Ramel, S., Ambrose, M., Swanson, N., Sommerness, S., & Spatz, D. (2022). The Impact of Human Milk on Outcomes for Infants with Congenital Heart Disease: A Systematic Review.. Breastfeed Med, 17 (5), 393-411. https://doi.org/10.1089/bfm.2021.0334