3.Nature_and_Composition_of_Milk_BB_.ppt

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General Nature of Mammalian Milk Classification of mammalian milk based on Composition Relation between mother and child Human milk resembles milk of marsupials Consequently human infants need to be fed frequently Close proximity to mother essential
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Nature of Human Milk Basic content highly variable Volume depends on demand Malnutrition first affects quantity Composition affected by severe malnutrition Type and amount of milk secreted depends on time since birth Mean 750 mls/d (Range 3-1000 ml) Smoking will reduce milk volume Alcohol can reduce infant’s intake and psychomotor development Only physician approved drugs HIV can be transmitted by milk
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The Composition of Human Milk Solution of protein, sugar and salts with suspended fat More than 100 recognized constituents Composition varies, depending on Period of lactation Time of the day Gestational age of the infant Types on mammary secretions Colustrum Transitional milk Pre term milk Term or mature milk
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Opaque fluid secreted for the 1 st few days after birth 2-10 mls/feeding depending
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course HUEC 3012 taught by Professor Chanmugam during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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