Calcium, phosphate and citrate in human milk at initiation of lactation.

@article{Kent1992CalciumPA,
  title={Calcium, phosphate and citrate in human milk at initiation of lactation.},
  author={James Kent and Peter G Arthur and Robert W Retallack and P. E. Hartmann},
  journal={The Journal of dairy research},
  year={1992},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={161-7}
}
The onset of copious milk secretion (lactogenesis II) in women occurs between 1 and 3 d after birth, and during this period the composition of breast milk changes. During the first 5 d of lactation we measured the concentrations of total, diffusible and ionized Ca (Catot, Cad, Ca2+), diffusible phosphate (Pid), diffusible citrate (Citd) and lactose in the breast milk. On day 1 after birth the concentrations (mean +/- SEM) were Catot, 5.71 +/- 0.30 mM; Cad, 2.66 +/- 0.19 mM; Ca2+, 2.90 +/- 0.18… CONTINUE READING