Feasibility of Standardized Human Milk Collection in Neonatal Care Units.

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dc.contributor.author Galante, Laura en
dc.contributor.author Vickers, Mark en
dc.contributor.author Milan, Amber en
dc.contributor.author Reynolds, Clare en
dc.contributor.author Alexander, Tanith en
dc.contributor.author Bloomfield, Francis en
dc.contributor.author Pundir, Shikha en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-21T21:07:54Z en
dc.date.issued 2019-10-04 en
dc.identifier.citation Scientific reports 9(1):14343 04 Oct 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49024 en
dc.description.abstract Research in human lactation is a growing field. However, difficulties in studying human milk originate from the dynamicity of its composition. Using standardized collection protocols is mandatory to minimize variation and warrant comparability of findings across different studies. Yet, information on the feasibility of collecting human milk with standardized procedures, especially in neonatal units, are lacking. The present study aims to report on the feasibility and difficulties to collect human milk according to a standardized protocol, during early lactation from women who gave birth to preterm infants. Human milk was collected from 129 mothers of moderate- to late-preterm infants according to two variations of a standard protocol which differed for number of collection time-points. Collection rates and adherence to the sampling protocol were evaluated together with reason for missed collection. Collection of ≥1 sample was successful for 80% of the mothers. However adherence to the standard protocol was overall low (36% and 27%). Collection rates were different between the two protocol variations (73% against 92%, p ≤ 0.001). Amongst the reason for missed collection, low milk supply was the most recurrent (40%). Our findings show that while collecting human milk in neonatal units is achievable, obtaining standard and comparable samples results challenging. en
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dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Scientific reports en
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dc.title Feasibility of Standardized Human Milk Collection in Neonatal Care Units. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/s41598-019-50560-y en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 14343 en
pubs.volume 9 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype research-article en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 784113 en
pubs.org-id Liggins Institute en
pubs.org-id LiFePATH en
dc.identifier.eissn 2045-2322 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-10-06 en
pubs.dimensions-id 31586132 en


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