National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2021)

Reviews on benefits of colostrum swabbing among the preterm infants


N Jeyalakshmi, S Kamala

Background: An estimated 15 million babies are born pre term every year. Approximately 1 million children die each year due to complications of preterm birth. Premature infants, especially Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) infants (<1500 g), are a group at high risk of infectious diseases in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). Conclusions: Oral swabbing of colostrum as the standard of care for infants <32 weeks gestation in the NICU as a cost-efficient, safe, and effective method of infection prevention for premature infants unable to feed orally.
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How to cite this article:
N Jeyalakshmi, S Kamala. Reviews on benefits of colostrum swabbing among the preterm infants . National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development. 2021; 6(4): 9-10.