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Donor Milk vs. Formula in Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Infants

Research Question:
Is donor milk or formula healthier for preterm infants while in the hospital?

Basic Study Information

Purpose:
The Milk Trial seeks to determine the effect on neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 22-26 months of donor human milk as compared to preterm infant formula as the in-hospital diet for infants whose mothers choose not to provide breast milk or are able to provide only a minimal amount. Infants will be randomized to receive donor breast milk or formula during their hospital stay. Infant's will be followed until they reach 22-26 months of age.

Location: University of Rochester

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Carl T D'Angio, MD
Phone: (585) 273-4911

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