ISSN 2285-1364, ISSN CD-ROM 2285-5521, ISSN ONLINE 2285-1372, ISSN-L 2285-1364


Published in Scientific Bulletin. Series F. Biotechnologies, Vol. XXIII
Written by Igori BALTA, Dragoș OLA, Roxana FILIP, Ana Maria PUI, Renata SALANTAI, Mihai COTÎRȚĂ, Ioan ȚÂNTEA, Adina Lia LONGODOR, Zamfir MARCHIŞ, Aurelia COROIAN

Mother's milk is a very valuable food for newborns, providing all the nutrients necessary for children's health. Colostrum is an important source of biologically active natural components and due to antimicrobial agents, can reduce gastrointestinal infections in newborns. Physical and chemical parameters were analyzed from maternal breast milk and colostrum for five days. The fat content of the colostrum shows the lowest values in the first postpartum days, after which it increases, reaching the highest values on day 5. Heavy metals in colostrum and mother's milk were evaluated considering their area of origin and all the samples were positive regarding Al, Pb, Rb, Sr, Cr. The variation in the metal concentration in maternal breast milk and colostrum could be due to their geographical origin and furtherly can affect the quality of milk.

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