LIFT: Lactoferrin Infant Feeding Trial
Principal Investigator: Dr. Deepak Louis
Babies born too early are very vulnerable to serious illnesses, such as chronic diseases of the lungs, intestines, eyes, and brain as well as serious infections which can cause death or long term effects after going home. One compound that could help prevent these serious illnesses and infections is called “lactoferrin”. Because small preterm infants do not receive enough of this protective compound from the human milk or formula they are fed, this study wants to find out whether adding lactoferrin from cow’s milk will prevent death or major illnesses and infections.