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  1. 0 I currently work in a level Iv nicu and was wondering if any of the NICUs u work out give baby's probiotics...
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  3. Visit  JjoBsn profile page
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    I was just talking about this topic the other day! None of the NICUs I've worked at have done it but I think doing so would work wonders for their little guts, especially the ones at higher risk for NEC.
  4. Visit  NicuGal profile page
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    We work with one of the top neonatal nutritionists and she isn't an advocate. I have to ask her again what her reason is.
  5. Visit  SteveNNP profile page
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    Our view is that breastmilk is the best source of probiotics and immunoglobulins for our preemies and term babies. We encourage breastmilk use, and haven't introduced any probiotics here.
  6. Visit  chownykRN13 profile page
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    Yea we haven't either but I would think it could benefit them. We also use donor milk if none is available from mom but I think in conjunction with breast milk probiotics could help .... I'm doing research to see if it could help these babies
  7. Visit  KRVRN profile page
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    Yes, breastmilk is the best. We always give preemies breastmilk whether mother's or donor. Colonize the gut that way. Would giving probiotics interfere with the components of breastmilk?
  8. Visit  NicuGal profile page
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    Excellent publication our nutritionist recommended...around S64 is where it starts to mention probiotics and the link to possible sepsis.