Variation in Prolactin Consumption by Fully Breastfed Infants
Animal studies have shown that biologically active prolactin from milk is transferred to the circulation of the neonate following suckling, and that prolactin assists in the development of the pituitary and adrenal glands, reproductive organs, gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts, and modulates the acquired immune system (Ellis et al. 1996). The aim of this study was to determine the amount of prolactin consumed by a breastfed human infant.
KeywordsAdrenal Gland Reproductive Organ Human Infant Early Lactation BREASTFED Infant
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