human milk fortifier


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human milk fortifier

A dietary supplement added to mother's milk to increase its caloric, mineral, protein, or vitamin content. It is used to enhance the nutritional status of premature babies and babies with very low birth weights.
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Tenders are invited for Supply of Human milk fortifier 1gm sachet
Sullivan, Schanler, and Kim (2010) on research for extremely premature infants found that human milk fortifiers in human milk have lower rates of NEC than bovine-based fortifiers in human milk.
Multi-component human milk fortifiers, which contain proteins as well as several micronutrients, are used in developed countries for very low birth weight infants with gestation less than 32 wk.
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