Quintuplets and a mother's determination to provide human milk: It takes a village to raise a baby - How about five?

Kinga A. Szucs*, Sherry E. Axline, Marc B. Rosenman

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Abstract

This is the first published case of quintuplets who breastfeed and receive expressed mother's own milk and supplemental pasteurized donor human milk. In this case, all 5 babies receive exclusively human milk at 7 months. This result is achieved because of the mother's strong advocacy for human milk feedings and a remarkable support system of 200 individuals drawn from family, friends, and congregation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-84
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Human Lactation
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 12 2009

Keywords

  • Breast feeding
  • Donor milk
  • Multiple births
  • Quintuplets
  • Support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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