New Study: Breast milk boosts brain development in preterm babies

Toni Harman
8 min readMar 7

Quick Summary: A new study finds if preterm babies receive higher quantities of breast milk whilst in neonatal intensive care, this was associated with reduced developmental and learning problems associated with being born preterm.

In other words, very simply, human milk boosts brain development in preterm infants.

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Toni Harman

I help parents and health professionals better understand the science of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and the microbiome.