Table 5 Major morbidity during neonatal intensive care unit stay
MorbidityControl group (n = 20)Milked group (n = 20)95% CIp Value
Polycythaemia0 (0)0 (0)
RDS13 (75)14 (70)0.33 to 4.730.74
PDA7 (35)5 (25)0.15 to 2.430.49
Hyperkalaemia5 (25)3 (15)0.11 to 2.600.43
IVH5 (25)3 (15)0.11 to 2.600.43
IVH ⩾III4 (20)2 (10)0.07 to 2.760.38
Intestinal perforation2 (10)1 (5)0.04 to 5.680.56
(n = 17)(n = 18)
PVL2 (11.8)1 (5.6)0.04 to 5.370.52
CLD at 4 weeks4 (23.5)3 (16.7)0.12 to 3.460.61
CLD at 36 weeks4 (23.5)0 (0.0)0.01*
ROP ⩾210 (58.8)6 (33.3)0.09 to 1.390.14
ROP ⩾37 (41.2)2 (11.1)0.03 to 1.040.05
  • Data are No (%)

  • *p<0.05.

  • CLD, chronic lung disease; IVH, intraventricular haemorrhage; PDA, patent ductus arteriosus; PVL, periventricular leucomalacia; RDS, respiratory distress syndrome; ROP, retinopathy of prematurity.