Last update July 22, 2014

Premature Infant

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

The Mother Canguroo Method has shown to be most effective for a proper care of premature infants. Initiate immediately breast milk pumping every 3 hours. Lying on weight and gestational age (sucking capacity) offer the breast directly or feed through a syringe or a feeding tube. Do not allow the infant to get tired or wasted by a poor sucking: supplement with own mother’s expressed milk after 15 minutes of sucking.


We do not have alternatives for Premature Infant since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.


Premature Infant belongs to this group or family:


  1. NHS. Royal Berkshire. Expressing colostrum in pregnancy. Brochure. 2018 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. Wszolek K. Hand expressing in pregnancy and colostrum harvesting—preparation for successful breastfeeding? British Journal of Midwifery 2015 23:4, 268-274 2015 Abstract
  3. East CE, Dolan WJ, Forster DA. Antenatal breast milk expression by women with diabetes for improving infant outcomes. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Abstract
  4. East CE, Dolan WJ, Forster DA. Extracción prenatal de leche materna por pacientes con diabetes para mejorar los resultados del lactante. Cochrane Database Syst. 2014 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  5. HWA - Healthy Western Australia, Department of Health. More about breastfeeding. Health Pamphlet 2009 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  6. Henderson JJ, Hartmann PE, Newnham JP, Simmer K. Effect of preterm birth and antenatal corticosteroid treatment on lactogenesis II in women. Pediatrics. 2008 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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