In Australia, multiples account for approximately 2% of all births, and 63% of twins and 100% of all other multiples are born prematurely.
Kucukoglu S, Yılmaz Kurt F, Aytekin Ozdemir A, Ozcan Z.J [...]
The Role of Human Milk Oligosaccharides and Probiotics on the Neonatal Microbiome and Risk of Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A Narrative Review.
Nolan LS, Rimer JM, Good M.Nutrients. 2020 Oct 6;12(10):E3052. [...]
By Laura Klein, PhD, Research Fellow, Milk, Australian Red [...]
Skin-to-Skin Contact (SSC) is when a naked baby is placed prone on the bare chest of their mother/father/partner/significant other. A blanket is then placed over the back of the baby, so that they remain warm.
Improved brain growth and microstructural development in breast milk-fed very low birth weight premature infants.
This study compared quantitative MRI findings between 44 predominantly human milk-fed and 24 predominantly formula-fed preterm infants. All infants were born at
Nipple Shield use — where are we up to in 2019? Dr Kate Naylor MBBS (Monash), FRACGP, IBCLC, Cert IV Breastfeeding Education
There is reference to mothers using nipple shields as far back as 1550. The original nipple shields were made of bone, cow skin, pewter, glass or tin. These early shields were conically shaped with several holes in the tip; they provided a physical barrier between the mother’s breast and the baby’s mouth, therefore decreasing pain with latching. By the 1850s they were made of rubber and, in the 1950s, they were made of latex (Powers, 2012).