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Title: The Quantity and quality of breast milk : report on the WHO Collaborative Study on Breast-feeding
Other Titles: Quantité et qualité du lait maternel : rapport sur une étude collective del' OMS consacrée à l' allaitement au sein
Cantidad y calidad de la leche materna : informe sobre el estudio en colaboración de la OMS acerca de la lactancia natural
Authors: WHO Collaborative Study on Breast-Feeding
Issue Date: 1985
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
French
Spanish
Abstract: Reports the findings of a multinational collaborative study involving 3,000 breast-feeding mothers in Guatemala, the Philippines, Zaire, Hungary, and Sweden. The study, which followed a standardized methodology, was designed to show whether growth rate differences result from differences in the quality or quantity of breast milk. The study groups were deliberately selected to represent different traditions, ways of life, socioeconomic status, and nutritional background. Data were collected and analyses on the quantity of breast milk, its composition in protein and non-protein nitrogen, lactose, fat, lactalbumin and lactoferrin, vitamin A and vitamin C, and the levels of pesticides present in the breast milk. Apart from confirming the observation that lactation is independent of the nutritional state of the mother, unless this is very bad, the book presents findings of value in determining the most appropriate age to begin supplementary feeding
Description: 148 p.
Subject: Milk, Human
Breast Feeding
Developing Countries
Context: chemistry
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/39047
Other Identifiers: 9241542012
Other Language Versions: English
English
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