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NNIW96: New Ways To Provide A Human Milk Fortifier During Breastfeeding

Speakers:
Nadja Haiden

Summary

It is strongly recommended that breastmilk is fortified for preterm infants, but this is often discontinued after discharge from hospital. This means breastfed preterm infants may be exposed to an increased risk of nutritional deficit, with a possible impact on neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Professor Nadja Haiden from the Medical University of Vienna talks in this video about new ways to provide a human milk fortifier during breastfeeding, such as a finger feeder device connected to a syringe to give fortified milk during breastfeeding. A ready-to-use application, with a dose of fortifier already mixed in a vial and a squeezing device replacing the syringe, is the next step.