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Infant Self-Regulation of Breast Milk Intake

  • Kathryn G. Dewey
  • Bo Lönnerdal

Abstract

There is a very wide range in milk intake among normal, exclusively breast-fed infants. It is unknown to what extent this range in intake is attributable to maternal “supply” vs. infant “demand.” Do intakes at the low end of the range (500–650 g/day) represent cases of “insufficient milk,” or are such infants able to meet their needs on relatively low energy intakes? The present study was developed to determine 1) whether breast milk production can be increased through regular expression of extra milk, and 2) whether infants will increase breast milk intake if maternal milk supply is augmented.

Keywords

Breast Milk Milk Production Regular Expression Milk Intake Expression Phase 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn G. Dewey
    • 1
  • Bo Lönnerdal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NutritionUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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