Variations in oligosaccharides and lactose in human milk during the first week of lactation.

Abstract

Variations in oligosaccharides and lactose in human milk were studied in 15 mothers during the first week of lactation. The neuraminyloligosaccharides and heavy neutral oligosaccharides increased slightly from days 2 to 5 postpartum and appeared to decrease until day 7. The lacto-N-difucohexaoses, lacto-N-fucopentaoses, and lacto-N-tetraose increased until… (More)

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