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To the Editor Corpeleijn et al1 demonstrate that the use of donor milk as a supplement to a median intake of 89% of mother’s own milk during the first 10 days of life was not associated with decreased occurrence of severe infection or mortality in very low-birth-weight infants. However, I would like to highlight that their findings suggest other beneficial effects of this tiny amount of donor milk.
Verd S. Supplemental Feedings for High-Risk Preterm Infants. JAMA Pediatr. Published online September 19, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.2364