Milk expression within 8 hours associated with lactation success for VLBW infants in NICU

A study has shown that first milk expression within eight hours of giving birth is associated with the highest probability of mothers of very low-birth-weight infants being able to provide milk throughout hospitalization in the neonatal intensive care unit.
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Effect of breastfeeding versus pumping on human milk microbiome

A large-scale analysis in humans suggests that the milk microbiota is affected by bacteria both from the infant’s mouth and from environmental sources such as breast pumps, although future research will be needed to assess the effects that these changes may have on the infant gut microbiome and infant health.
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