A human-milk-based fortifier is not effective against severe complications in premature infants

Fortification of breast milk with a very expensive product based on concentrated human milk does not improve the health of extremely preterm infants, compared to a standard fortifier. This is shown in a Swedish study of international interest, with the participation of Umeå, Linköping, Göteborg, Stockholm and Uppsala. Magnus Domellöf is in the steering committee and Thomas Abrahamsson is PI. The study is called N-forte (The Nordic study on human milk fortification in extremely preterm infants).

Read more about the research study on the Umeå University website: https://www.umu.se/en/news/a-human-milk-based-fortifier-is-not-effective_11874230/

About the publication:
Jensen GB, Domellöf M, Ahlsson F, Elfvin A, Navér L, Abrahamsson T. Effect of human milk-based fortification in extremely preterm infants fed exclusively with breast milk: a randomised controlled trial. eClinicalMedicine, 102375. Epub 2024 Jan 02. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2023.102375