In the November/December 2008 issue of Neonatal Network, a feeding care map for breastfeeding ELBW infants was presented by Dougherty and Luther. The aim of this document was described as providing caregivers with an instrument for assisting mothers in optimizing breast milk production, providing them with realistic expectations, and enhancing their chances of establishing breastfeeding. The authors must be commended for their systematic approach to this very important aspect of neonatal intensive care. However, the article left me very concerned about several crucial requirements that need to be met in the formulation of clinical guidelines.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 2009
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