Adequacy of milk intake during exclusive breastfeeding: a longitudinal study

SB Nielsen, John Reilly, MS Fewtrell, S Eaton, James Grinham, JCK Wells

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Abstract

Mean intakes of human milk provide sufficient energy and protein to meet mean requirements during the first 6 months of infancy. Since infant growth potential
drives milk production, the distribution of intakes likely matches the distribution of energy and protein requirements. This longitudinal study describes the adequacy of milk intake during exclusive breastfeeding.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e907-e914
Number of pages8
JournalPediatrics
Volume128
Issue number4
Early online date19 Sep 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011

Keywords

  • breastfeeding
  • babies
  • feeding
  • infants
  • pediatrics

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Nielsen, SB., Reilly, J., Fewtrell, MS., Eaton, S., Grinham, J., & Wells, JCK. (2011). Adequacy of milk intake during exclusive breastfeeding: a longitudinal study. Pediatrics, 128(4), e907-e914. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2011-0914