A randomized, blinded, controlled trial to evaluate growth velocity and clinical outcomes in infants with single ventricle physiology fed an exclusive human milk diet prior to, and throughout the post-operative period following, surgical repair. Human milk is defined as expressed human milk or donor milk and its derivatives. The study hypothesis is that infants fed an exclusive human milk diet will have short and long-term benefits, with improved wound healing, growth, and neurodevelopment outcomes while reducing episodes of feeding intolerance and necrotizing enterocolitis. In brief, all patients will receive exclusive maternal human milk or donor human milk prior to randomization.
No drugs. The intervention measure is human milk.
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||A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate Growth Velocity and Clinical Outcomes of Infants With Single Ventricle Physiology Fed an Exclusive Human Milk Diet With Early Nutritional Fortification Following Surgical Repair
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|Contact: Amy Piacentino, BScN CRAII
|Contact: Robin Tragus, RN