Folate and Human Milk

  • Johan Ek


Folate is necessary for normal cell growth and division. Deficiency of the vitamin in infancy may lead to growth retardation, deranged function of the bone marrow, delayed maturation of the central nervous system, and functional and histological changes in the small intestine; enteritis and other infections have also been described (as reviewed in (1)).


Breast Milk Human Milk Folate Level Lactation Period Folate Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Ek
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  1. 1.Pediatric Research InstituteNational Hospital of NorwayOsloNorway

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