Journal article

A Systematic Review of Collection and Analysis of Human Milk for Macronutrient Composition

Gabriela E Leghi, Philippa F Middleton, Merryn J Netting, Mary E Wlodek, Donna T Geddes, Beverly S Muhlhausler

The Journal of Nutrition | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: As human milk (HM) composition varies by time and across even a single feed, methods of sample collection can significantly affect the results of compositional analyses and complicate comparisons between studies. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to compare the results obtained for HM macronutrient composition between studies utilizing different sampling methodologies. The results will be used as a basis to identify the most reliable HM sampling approach. METHODS: EMBASE, MEDLINE/PubMed, Cochrane Library, Scopus, Web of Science, and ProQuest databases were searched for relevant articles. Observational and interventional studies were included, and at least 2 authors screened studies and unde..

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Funding Acknowledgements

GEL is supported by a FOODplus Early Life Nutrition Scholarship, The University of Adelaide. DTG is funded by an unrestricted research grant from Medela AG. BSM received a Career Development Award from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC).