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Hospital nurse feeds human milk to premature baby

Hospital nurse feeds human milk to premature baby

M820/0306

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27.2 x 39.6 cm ⏐ 10.7 x 15.6 in (300dpi)

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KLAUS GULDBRANDSEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY KLAUS GULDBRANDSEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Premature baby. A hospital nurse feeds human milk to an intermediate term premature baby. The milk is dispensed into the baby's mouth using a feeding bottle. Human milk contains the ideal balance of nutrients for the human baby and provides valuable antibodies to protect the child from infection. When the condition of a premature baby has stabilised, it may be breast fed normally. When resting or sleeping, however, the baby's condition is monitored: checking its heart and respiratory rates and its temperature. The baby is usually kept in such a special care unit until it has reached a specified 'discharge weight'.

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