Vitamin K status of lactating mothers, human milk, and breast-feeding infants.

@article{Greer1991VitaminKS,
  title={Vitamin K status of lactating mothers, human milk, and breast-feeding infants.},
  author={Frank R. Greer and Sandra P. Marshall and James P. Cherry and John W Suttie},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1991},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={751-6}
}
Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn is a disease of breast-feeding newborns. There is little information on longitudinal breast milk concentrations of phylloquinone (vitamin K1) or the effects of maternal phylloquinone supplements on breast milk. In study part 1, 11 lactating mothers, who received 20 mg of phylloquinone orally, had rises in plasma (less than 1 to 64.2 +/- 31.5 ng/mL by 6 hours) and breast milk concentrations (from 1.11 +/- 0.82 to 130 +/- 188 ng/mL by 12 hours). In part 2, 23… CONTINUE READING