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Table 2 Milk feeding according to the first human milk fed in infants born < 32 weeks of gestation*

From: Donated human milk use and subsequent feeding pattern in neonatal units

  First milk of feeding
MOM MOM & DHM DHM p value
Number of babies 70 13 29  
Gestational age (weeks) 27 (25, 29) b 29 (27, 30) 28 (27, 30)b 0.009
Birth weight (grams) 988 (780, 1175) b 1262 (980, 1360) 1140 (920, 1440)b 0.015
Length of stay (days) 94 (63, 120)a, b 71 (41, 82)a, b 69 (37, 94) 0.002
Age of feeding initiation 3 (2, 4) 3 (2, 4) 3 (2, 4) 0.494
Human milk feeding
 Any MOM (days) 28 (17, 49) 17 (10, 26) 40 (9, 51) 0.4651
 Proportion over admission (%) 29 (16, 65) 28 (15, 55) 44 (5100) 0.135
  1. Data presented as median (interquartile range), MOM mothers’ own milk, DHM donated human milk, Length of stay represent infants’ hospital admission including their stay in the Royal Hospital for Children, p value was calculated based on Kruskal Wallis test, Post hoc analysis < 0.05 was done using pairwise comparison of independent samples, Kruskal Wallis 1-way ANOVA (K samples)1 p value for any MOM was adjusted for birth weight and length of hospital stay. Superscripts are significantly different for comparisons between groups (aMOM versus MOM & DHM, bMOM versus DHM, cMOM & DHM versus DHM)
  2. *Two babies fed formula as first milk were excluded from this analysis