Although multi-nutrient fortification of human milk for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit is routine in the United States, a recent Cochrane Review suggests limited benefits. Our breastfeeding expert, Dr. Spatz, offers suggestions for evaluating current practice on human milk fortification.
Dr. Spatz is a Professor of Perinatal Nursing & the Helen M. Shearer Professor of Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a joint appointment with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) where she is a nurse researcher and director of the lactation program. She is also the director of CHOP's Mothers' Milk Bank. Dr. Spatz is the Immediate Past-Chair of the American Academy of Nursing's Expert Panel on Breastfeeding and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. Dr. Spatz can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The author declares no conflict of interest.