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Impact of Calcium Supplementation in the Preceding Pregnancy on the Human Milk Calcium Concentration of Gambian Women

  • L. M. A. Jarjou
  • A. Prentice
  • J. Bennett
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 554)

Abstract

Following our detailed studies of human milk calcium concentration, we hypothesized that calcium intake in pregnancy may determine human milk calcium concentration and hence the calcium intake of breastfed infants (Prentice et al. 1994). To test this, we conducted a controlled calcium supplementation study in pregnant women accustomed to a low calcium intake.

Keywords

Pregnant Woman Calcium Intake Milk Sample Human Milk Calcium Supplementation 
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References

  1. Laskey MA, Dibba B, Prentice A. A semi-automated micromethod for the determination of calcium and phosphorus in human milk. Ann Clin Biochem 1991;28:49–54.PubMedGoogle Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. M. A. Jarjou
    • 1
  • A. Prentice
    • 1
  • J. Bennett
    • 1
  1. 1.MRC Keneba, The Gambia and MRC Human Nutrition ResearchElsie Widdowson LaboratoryCambridgeUK

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