Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München set out to establish quantitative relationships between amounts of macro- and micronutrients provided to mothers and their breastfed infants.
In examining blood and breastmilk samples from participants enrolled in “The actual zinc and iron intakes among breastfed infants during the first 6 months of life” research project at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Professor Berthold Koletzko and a team of researchers at LMU München explored whether:
The project began in 2018 with support from FLRF to assesses the samples by precise quantification and measures consumed breastmilk volume using the deuterium dilution method and breastmilk composition using state-of-the-art biochemical, metabolomic and lipidomic methodologies.
Their findings are expected to improve understanding of mechanistic causal pathways, advance knowledge of breastmilk and its metabolic effects, and lead to evidence-based recommendations on maternal dietary intake before and during lactation.
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