Little evidence to support antenatal breast-milk benefits

Guidelines that support antenatal breast milk expression and storage for diabetic women lack high-level evidence and need further investigation, according to an Australian review.

The review led by Christine East from Monash University found no randomised controlled trials that show antenatal breast milk helps tackle neonatal hypoglycaemia.

However, the authors note that a trial is currently under way.

According to the review, antenatal breast milk expression and storage appears to be a “logical flow-on” from the known benefits of early

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