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We read with interest the review by Menon and Williams.1 They summarise what is known and what is unknown about the use of human milk (HM) in the preterm infant. Although we commend the authors for their comprehensive review, they have overlooked two important issues that may have the unintended consequence of discouraging clinicians from prescribing donor milk (DM) when the mother's own milk is unavailable.
Contributors SV was responsible for the concept, drafting and final approval of the article. RP made a substantial contribution to the writing and final approval of the article. GG was responsible for editing and final approval of the article.
Competing interests SV has given support to establish a Majorcan human milk bank service for premature and sick babies.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.