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dc.contributor.advisorCoulter, Katherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorKreiser, Taylor M., 1997--en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-10T01:16:10Z
dc.date.available2019-12-10T01:16:10Z
dc.date.issued2019-12-07
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/21675
dc.description.abstractNecrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the deadliest diseases a newborn could contract while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). NEC is an inflammatory intestinal disease that is characterized by variable intestinal injury, inflammation and often bacterial invasion (Alganabi, Lee, Bindi, Li, & Pierro, 2019). This disease affects almost 10% of preterm infants weighing less than 1500 grams at birth and the mortality rate for infants weighing less than 1000 grams at birth is 30-50%. The pathophysiology of NEC includes a variety of factors and is still not completely understood. This literature review was written to examine the effects of breast milk on necrotizing enterocolitis. The literature review contains articles retrieved from online databases including CINAHL, and PubMed. The literature is still very new on the subject, and research is still being conducted, however, breast milk appears to play a very important role in the development of the infant’s intestinal tract.en_US
dc.format.extent12 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectbreast milken_US
dc.subjectnecrotizing enterocolitisen_US
dc.subjectpreterm infantsen_US
dc.subjecthuman milken_US
dc.titleThe Effects of Breast Milk on Necrotizing Enterocolitisen_US
dc.type.genreEssayen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Nursing and Health Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreeB.S. (Bachelor of Science)en_US


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