Journal article

Healthy Breastfeeding Infants Consume Different Quantities of Milk Fat Globule Membrane Lipids

Alexandra D George, Melvin CL Gay, Jayashree Selvalatchmanan, Federico Torta, Anne K Bendt, Markus R Wenk, Kevin Murray, Mary E Wlodek, Donna T Geddes

NUTRIENTS | MDPI | Published : 2021


The human milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) contains important lipids for growing infants. Anthropometric measurements, milk samples, and infant milk intake were collected in a cohort of eleven healthy mother-infant dyads during exclusive breastfeeding from birth to six months. One hundred and sixty-six MFGM lipids were analysed using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, and the infant intake was calculated. The concentrations and intake were compared and associations between infant intake and growth characteristics explored. The lipid concentrations and infant intake varied widely between mother-infant dyads and between months one and three. The infant intake for many species displayed p..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Alexandra George reports that financial support was provided by the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation-Family Larsson Rosenquist Foundation. Donna Geddes reports that financial support was provided by Medela AG. Mary Wlodek reports that financial support was provided by the National Health and Medical Research Council. Jaya Selvalatchmanan reports that financial support was provided by the Economic Development Board's Industrial Postgraduate Programme, Singapore.