Hypothesis: Breastmilk has a more powerful analgesic effect than oral sucrose to avoid
procedural pain in preterm neonates.
The objective is to test this hypothesis in a randomized, controlled study using a
standardized and validated pain scale (DAN). The sample size is 21 preterm infants in each
two groups. The main end point is a reduction of the risk to have a DAN superior to 1 from
80% with oral sucrose to 40% with breastmilk.