Daily Influence of Lactation upon Colostrum and Breast Milk

Aurelia Coroian, Vioara Mireşan, Camelia Răducu, Luisa Andronie, Adina Lia Longodor, Alexandra Pop, Antonia Odagiu, Zamfir Marchiş

Abstract


Colostrum and human milk is the most important food for the newborn. It provides the newborn with the daily needs of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals that the body requires. The physico-chemical composition of colostrum and human milk varies according to the diet, age and health of the mothers and the lactation period. Colostrum and breast milk show differences, depending on the sampling area, but also on the lactation period. In the early postpartum days the fat content is lower and increases towards the end of the postpartum period. Similar appearance is also noticeable for colostrum protein.


Keywords


colostrum, human milk, fat, protein, lactose.

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