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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of preterm infants (n = 30)

From: Influence of maternal breast milk ingestion on acquisition of the intestinal microbiome in preterm infants

  MBM (n = 10) PDHM (n = 10) IF (n = 10) p
  Mean (SD)
Birth weight (g) 1044 (257.6) 1070 (421.9) 1175 (348.3) 0.660
Gestational age (weeks) 28.4 (1.5) 28.4 (2.1) 28.2 (2.5) 0.971
Days to full feeds 15.10 (4.2) 16.4 (8.1) 14.45 (6.8) 0.794
First day of enteral feeding 3.8 (1.8) 5.4 (3.8) 3.9 (2.0) 0.359
  N (%)
Sepsis 0 (0) 2 (20) 2 (20) 0.332
NEC 0.338
 Medical 0 (0) 1 (10) 0 (0)
 Surgical 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Perf 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
PDA 1 (10) 1 (10) 3 (30) 0.778
Birth mode
 Cesarean section 9 (90) 9 (90) 9 (90) 0.809
  1. MBM maternal breast milk, PDHM pasteurized donor human milk, IF infant formula