A case study of a late preterm infant's transition to full at-breast feedings at 4 months of age.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Breast milk intake is recommended for late preterm infants. Many mothers provide expressed breast milk during hospitalization and anticipate transitioning their late preterm infant to full feedings at-breast after discharge. However, some infants take months to transition to full feedings at-breast. This article describes the case of a mother and her 35-week infant who transitioned to full feeding at-breast at 4 months after discharge. The clinical strategies to maintain maternal milk supply, use of hospital-grade scale, and importance of professional and community lactation support are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lucas, R; Gupton, S; Holditch-Davis, D; Brandon, D

Published Date

  • February 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 28 - 30

PubMed ID

  • 23860267

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-5732

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-3344

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0890334413495973


  • eng