Zinc Concentration in Human Milk
The concentration of zinc (Zn) in human milk declines during lactation with considerable interindividual range and diurnal variations being observed (Sievers et al. 1985). However, knowledge of Zn concentrations in comparable time intervals during consecutive lactation periods in the same individual is limited. Therefore, Zn concentrations were investigated in two exclusively breastfeeding mothers during two lactation periods.
KeywordsDiurnal Variation Human Milk Zinc Concentration Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy Lactation Period
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- Sievers E, Oldigs H-D, Schulz-Lell G, Dorner K, Schaub J. Diurnal variations in the zinc concentrations of human milk. In: Schaub J, editor. Composition and Physiological Properties of Human Milk. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers, 1985; pp 65–75.Google Scholar