Breast milk sodium content in rural Gambian women: between- and within-women variation in the first 6 months after delivery.

@article{Richards2010BreastMS,
  title={Breast milk sodium content in rural Gambian women: between- and within-women variation in the first 6 months after delivery.},
  author={Anna A Richards and Momodou K. Darboe and Kate M Tilling and George Davey Smith and Andrew M Prentice and Debbie A Lawlor},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={255-61}
}
It has been suggested that infancy is a particularly sensitive period with respect to the effect of dietary sodium on future risk of hypertension. One difficulty of researching the effects of early sodium intake on later health is accurately measuring sodium intake from breast milk. In observational studies, sodium content has been calculated by estimating breast milk volume consumed and assuming a fixed sodium concentration for all women at all times (a standardised measure). The objectives of… CONTINUE READING