Projects per year
Human milk with fortification, providing additional energy, protein and micronutrients, is considered the optimal form of nutrition for preterm infants as it provides protection against infections and improves outcomes. Mothers' own milk (MOM) is the preferred choice, however in situations where MOM is insufficient or contraindicated; Pasteurised donor human milk (PDHM) is the preferred alternative. This study aimed to identify whether PDHM during neonatal critical care unit (NCCU) admission is associated with discharge nutrition in preterm infants.
A retrospective observational cohort study was conducted over a 12‐month period in 2017. This included all inborn infants admitted to the NCCU with gestational age ≤ 28 weeks or ≤ 1000 g birthweight, who survived until discharge. Multivariate logistic models were used to detect the association between study groups (PDHM vs. No PDHM) and discharge nutrition.
Seventy‐seven infants were included; 35 infants received PDHM during admission. At discharge, infants who received PDHM were significantly more likely to be on infant formula (IF) (86%) than infants who did not receive PDHM (26%). In contrast, infants who did not receive PDHM (No PDHM) were significantly more likely to be receiving MOM exclusively at discharge (74%), than those who did receive PDHM (14%). The odds of an infant being discharged on IF were 16.91 times higher if they received PDHM.
In this study, infants born at ≤28 weeks or ≤ 1000 g who received PDHM were more likely to receive IF at NCCU discharge than infants who did not receive PDHM.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health|
|Early online date||1 Feb 2021|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2021|
FingerprintDive into the research topics of 'Pasteurised donor human milk audit: What is happening in the neonatal critical care unit?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
- 2 Active
Public health nutrition research
Reidlinger, D., Cox, G., Marshall, S., MacKenzie-Shalders, K., Patterson, P., Campbell, K., Van Herwerden, L., Utter, J., Mayr, H., Tang, X., Van der Meij, B. & Kelly, J.
1/01/14 → 31/01/29
Research by Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice Students
Isenring, E., Marshall, S., Reidlinger, D., Kelly, J., Cox, G., Van der Meij, B., MacKenzie-Shalders, K., Mayr, H., Utter, J., Dahl, C., Crichton, M., O'Bryan, K. R., Norris, R., Warner, M., Davidson, A., Naranjo, A., Mahoney, S., Eberhardt, F., Dalwood, P., Lopez, E., Hofto, S., Innerarity, C., So, D., McIntosh, A., Gadd, N., Chan, H. C., Lan, X., Fei, X., Kostjasyn, S., Adhyaru, P., Giang, J., Leung, E. L. Y., Strike, K., Pearcy, J., Somani, A., Wright, C., Matthews, C., Lee, G. & Tang, X.
1/01/14 → 31/12/27
- 1 Non-HDR Student Supervision
Ria Joseph - Masters of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice research project
Ria Joseph (Student ), Denise Page (Supervisor), Melissa Gilroy (Supervisor) & Barbara Van der Meij (Supervisor)1 Jan 2018 → 30 Aug 2018
Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other Activities › Non-HDR Student Supervision