The value of breast milk in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) is immeasurable, both for the health of the newborns and the impact it has on the hospital and families. Numerous studies show that breast milk has significant benefits for babies, parents, hospitals and society as a whole:
- shorter lengths of stay
- a reduced number of days of oxygen therapy
- fewer complications and re-admissions
- improved neurodevelopmental and long-term health outcomes
The value of mother’s milk in the NICU is kindly provided by our sponsor Medela Australia.
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