Maternal breast milk transforming growth factor-beta and feeding intolerance in preterm infants

Academic Article


  • BACKGROUND: Feeding intolerance (FI) occurs commonly in the neonatal intensive care unit. Breast milk contains a large pool of transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β). Few studies describe TGF-β levels in preterm milk, and the relationship to FI remains unexplored. We measured TGF-β levels in preterm breast milk to investigate a correlation with FI in preterm infants.
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  • Pediatric Research  Journal
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    Author List

  • Frost BL; Jilling T; Lapin B; Maheshwari A; Caplan MS
  • Start Page

  • 386
  • End Page

  • 393
  • Volume

  • 76
  • Issue

  • 4