• UF Health Jacksonville using human milk-based fortifier

    By: Jenna Bourne, Action News Jax

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    UF Health Jacksonville is helping new moms make sure their babies get the nutrition they need.

    They're using a human milk-based fortifier in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The fortifier is used for infants with low birth weight to give them extra calories, protein and minerals.

    This is not the only program UF Health is running to help new moms. We told you back in October when the hospital began offering donated breast milk when a mother's own milk supply was low or unavailable.

    Right now, scientists at the University of Central Florida are conducting one of the first milk sharing studies in the country.

    So far, the results show nearly a third are college-educated and more than 90 percent reported donating their milk to a friend.


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