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Human milk is perhaps the single most under-rated strategy to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  1. Sergio Verd1,
  2. Gemma Ginovart2
  1. 1Pediatric Unit, La Vileta Surgery, Department of Primary Care, Balearic Health Authority, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  2. 2Neonatal Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de la Santa Cruz y San Pablo, Barcelona, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sergio Verd, Pediatric Unit, La Vileta Surgery, Department of Primary Care, Balearic Health Authority, Palma de Mallorca 07013, Spain; drsverd{at}gmail.com

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We commend Poets and Lorenz1 for their thorough review on strategies likely to reduce bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). They present an overview of the effectiveness and safety of interventions backed by randomised controlled trials (RCT) and aimed at preventing BPD. Their study concludes with nine recommendations for effective BPD prevention. The authors do not include breast feeding among the recommended interventions to prevent BPD. In addition to the research on breast feeding that is discussed by Poets and Lorenz, there are other observational studies that have addressed this topic. First, Dicky et al …

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