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Cup-feeding for low-birth-weight infants unable to fully breastfeed

Cup-feeding for low-birth-weight infants unable to fully breastfeed

Kolkata, Sep 12 (UNI) Every year, more than 20 million infants are born weighing less than 2.5kg – over 96 per cent of them in developing countries.



These low-birth-weight (LBW) infants are at increased risk of early growth retardation, infectious disease, developmental delay and death during infancy and childhood.

Most LBW is a consequence of preterm birth, small size for gestational age, or both.



LBW infants who are unable to breastfeed can be fed by alternative oral feeding methods such as bottle-feeding or cup-feeding. Studies comparing these methods have shown that cup-feeding improves exclusive breastfeeding rates at discharge but these benefits are not sustained.

Cup-feeding is also associated with prolonged hospital stays. However, as cups are easier to clean than bottles, cup-feeding could potentially reduce the risk of severe infections such as diarrhoea. More UNI BM SJC RN

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More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

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