Table 2.

Association Between Type of Feeding and Infection

Human
Milk
(n = 123)
Exclusive
Formula
(n = 89)
P Value
Total infants with infection36 (29.3%)42 (47.2%)0.01
Sepsis/meningitis:24 (19.5%)29 (32.6%)0.04
 Blood2225
 Cerebrospinal fluid 2 4
Other sites of infection12 (9.8%)13 (14.4%)NS
 Urine 2 3
 Stool 1 3
 Necrotizing enterocolitis 1 1
 Pneumonia 2 1
 Pleural fluid 1 0
 Nasopharyngeal 0 2
 Intravascular catheter 1 0
 Umbilicus 1 0
 Eye 3 2
 Surgical wound 0 1