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Nutrition and development in infants of poor rural areas. Pt. 1. Consumption of mother's milk by infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12263355     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was designed to examine the pattern of mother's milk consumption of infants from poor Mexican rural areas. A standardized sample of 17 mother-infant units was longitudinally studied in ad-libitum conditions, estimating milk volume by difference in body weights before and after feeding from the breast. Average total milk consumption during the 1st year of life was 183 +or- 23 liters. Daily milk consumption started low (423 +or- 85 ml), increased to a peak at 450 +or- 80 ml, and finally dropped to about 350 +or- 44 ml at 18 months. About 1/2 the cases reached the peak at 8 weeks and the rest at 24 weeks; this difference in presentation of the peak was connected to the mother's parity and nutritional status. Consumption seems to depend on mother's production since the baby keeps a high demand as evidenced by high feeding frequencies and too long sucking times. The gap resulting from decreasing milk production at a time when nutritional needs increase progressively affects the baby's development and nutritional status.
C Martinez; A Chavez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition reports international     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0029-6635     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr Rep Int     Publication Date:  1971 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-11-09     Completed Date:  1981-11-09     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0233332     Medline TA:  Nutr Rep Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-49     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding*
Developing Countries
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Latin America
Longitudinal Studies*
North America
Nutrition Disorders
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Population Characteristics
Rural Population*

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