Breast Milk Linked to Better Heart Health in Premature Babies

Breast Milk Linked to Better Heart Health in Premature Babies

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Breast Milk Linked to Better Heart Health in Premature Babies

For premature babies who are at high risk of pulmonary hypertension (PH) and other cardiovascular complications, consuming human breast milk in the first year of life is associated with better heart function, a new study found. “Preterm infants have abnormal heart function,” Afif EL-Khuffash, MD, the study’s lead author, said in a press release. “However, those who are fed their mother’s own milk demonstrate recovery of their heart function to levels comparable to healthy term born…

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