Tag Archives: Lactoferrin

Lactoferrin: Does it decrease late-onset sepsis?

The first multicentre trial of bovine lactoferrin supplementation in preterm infants showed a dramatic reduction in late-onset sepsis of about 70%. I was very excited when I first saw Paolo Manzoni’s trial and rushed to set up a pilot in … Continue reading

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Should we freeze maternal breast milk in the NICU? Pasteurize it?

Maternal breast milk is what we should be giving to every preterm infant as much as possible. But we know that there are cases of transmission of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and reports of transmission of other pathogens to babies from breast … Continue reading

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How do Probiotics and Breast Milk prevent NEC?

The question of the mechanism of action of probiotics and the manner in which breast milk reduces the incidence of NEC are important if we are to figure out for the future how to advance. There are specific components of … Continue reading

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