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Multi-nutrient fortification of human milk for preterm infants

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, May 2016
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Title
Multi-nutrient fortification of human milk for preterm infants
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, May 2016
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd000343.pub3
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Authors

Jennifer VE Brown, Nicholas D Embleton, Jane E Harding, William McGuire

Abstract

Exclusively breast milk-fed preterm infants may accumulate nutrient deficits leading to extrauterine growth restriction. Feeding preterm infants with multi-nutrient fortified human breast milk rather than unfortified breast milk may increase nutrient accretion and growth rates and may improve neurodevelopmental outcomes. To determine whether multi-nutrient fortified human breast milk improves important outcomes (including growth and development) over unfortified breast milk for preterm infants without increasing the risk of adverse effects (such as feed intolerance and necrotising enterocolitis). We used the standard search strategy of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group. This included electronic searches of the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2016, Issue 2), MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) (until February 2016), as well as conference proceedings and previous reviews. Randomised and quasi-randomised controlled trials that compared feeding preterm infants with multi-nutrient (protein and energy plus minerals, vitamins or other nutrients) fortified human breast milk versus unfortified (no added protein or energy) breast milk. We extracted data using the standard methods of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group. We separately evaluated trial quality, data extracted by two review authors and data synthesised using risk ratios (RRs), risk differences and mean differences (MDs). We assessed the quality of evidence at the outcome level using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach. We identified 14 trials in which a total of 1071 infants participated. The trials were generally small and weak methodologically. Meta-analyses provided low-quality evidence that multi-nutrient fortification of breast milk increases in-hospital rates of growth (MD 1.81 g/kg/d, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.23 to 2.40); length (MD 0.12 cm/wk, 95% CI 0.07 to 0.17); and head circumference (MD 0.08 cm/wk, 95% CI 0.04 to 0.12). Only very limited data are available for growth and developmental outcomes assessed beyond infancy, and these show no effects of fortification. The data did not indicate other potential benefits or harms and provided low-quality evidence that fortification does not increase the risk of necrotising enterocolitis in preterm infants (typical RR 1.57, 95% CI 0.76 to 3.23; 11 studies, 882 infants). Limited available data do not provide strong evidence that feeding preterm infants with multi-nutrient fortified breast milk compared with unfortified breast milk affects important outcomes, except that it leads to slightly increased in-hospital growth rates.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 249 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 45 18%
Student > Bachelor 36 14%
Researcher 35 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 6%
Other 48 19%
Unknown 44 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 100 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 49 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 4%
Psychology 7 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 2%
Other 23 9%
Unknown 59 23%

Attention Score in Context

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