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Table 2 Outcomes for infants ≤ 1250 g BW receiving an exclusive human milk-based diet

From: Human milk feeding supports adequate growth in infants ≤ 1250 grams birth weight

  n = 104
Weight gain, g/kg/d 24.8 ± 5.4*
Length, cm/wk 0.99 ± 0.23
Head circumference, cm/wk 0.72 ± 0.14
Days to regain birth weight 8.4 ± 4.0
Days to full feeds 14 (12,19)
Days to fortification of feeds 10 (8,14)
Volume at which feeds were fortified, ml/kg/d 80 (60, 90)
Parenteral nutrition days 13 (10, 19)
Transition to bovine products, wks PMA 36 ± 1.5
Necrotizing enterocolitis Medical, n (%) 3 (3)
  Surgical, n (%) 1 (1)
Spontaneous intestinal perforation, n (%) 2 (2)
Late onset sepsis, n (%) 14 (13)
Patent ductus arteriosus, n (%) 49 (47)
No IVH, n (%) 78 (75)
IVH: Grade III or IV, n (%) 5 (5)
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, n (%) 46 (44)
Weight at discharge, g 2795 (2247, 3155)
Length of stay, d 82 (68, 106)
Post-menstrual age at discharge, wks 40.8 ± 6.0
SGA at birth, n (%) 22 (21)
SGA at discharge or 40 weeks PMA, n (%) 45 (43)
  1. *Mean ± SD, Median (25th, 75th percentile).