Breast-milk calcium and phosphorus concentrations of mothers in rural Zaire.

@article{Prentice1991BreastmilkCA,
  title={Breast-milk calcium and phosphorus concentrations of mothers in rural Zaire.},
  author={Ann Prentice and Denis V. Barclay},
  journal={European journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1991},
  volume={45 12},
  pages={611-7}
}
The breast-milk calcium and phosphorus concentrations of 12 mothers living in a poor, rural area of Zaïre have been measured serially over 18 months of lactation. Calcium concentrations remained steady for the first 3-4 months and then decreased by approximately 27%. Phosphorus concentrations decreased by an average of 16% during the first 6 months and then reached a low plateau. The calcium:phosphorus ratio decreased from 1.7 in early lactation to 1.3 after 15 months. A wide range of mineral… CONTINUE READING

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