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There is a beneficial association between human breast milk exposure in the neonatal period and cardiac mechanics in adults who were born preterm.
It is unknown whether this benefit is apparent in infants in the first year of age.
We test the hypothesis that higher consumption of mother’s own milk in preterm infants is associated with enhanced cardiac performance during the first year of age.
This cross-sectional study of cardiac and nutritional data at an academic medical center included 80 individuals born preterm and 100 individuals in the control group born full-term. All births were between 2011 and 2013.
Two-dimensional echocardiograms were performed at 32 weeks’ and 36 weeks’ postmenstrual age and at 1 year’s corrected age in individuals born preterm and at 1 month and 1 year of age in individuals born full-term.
Statistical analysis was performed from January to May 2021.