Special Issue "Human Milk Feeding: Health and Nutrition for Term and Preterm Newborns—What’s New?"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 7581
Interests: neonatal nutrition; preterm infants; human milk; donor human milk; human milk fortification; Human milk bank; body composition; parenteral nutrition; short bowel syndrome; home parenteral nutrition
The increasing knowledge about peculiar characteristics of human milk demonstrates its uniqueness in promoting and protecting the health of newborns and also their mothers.
The well-known benefits of human milk feeding for term infants become more relevant in those born premature, who are more vulnerable. In fact, premature birth can increase the risk of developing morbidity both in the acute postnatal period and later in life.
What makes breast milk peculiar and unique is not yet completely known. Differently, what is known is that the benefits of fresh mother's milk cannot be always achieved with pasteurized human milk, even if there are a lot of data describing better clinical outcomes in infants fed with donor milk than in those fed with formula milk.
Recent research has focused on the knowledge of these peculiarities in order not only to optimize but also to personalize infants' nutrition, with a specific focus on those vulnerable categories.
This Special Issue welcomes the latest research regarding:
- The role of human milk on promoting health of infants, especially among infants born preterm;
- Human milk composition;
- Possible strategies for optimization and personalization of human milk.
Dr. Nadia Liotto
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- human milk
- donor milk
- human milk composition
- preterm infants