For one study, researchers sought to identify the nutritional content and bioactive substances of long-term lactation milk in order to locate milk from new donors for human milk banks. Approximately 43 mothers of term infants (TIHM) (3–6 weeks lactation) and 50 women who had breastfed for more than one year provided samples of long-term lactation breast milk (LNHM). The milk had to be collected within 24 hours. The fat, protein, carbohydrate and energy content of breast milk was determined using the MIRIS Breast Milk Analyzer; lactoferrin and vitamin C content was determined by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC); total antioxidant activity (TAC) and lysozyme were determined using an enzyme immunoassay (ELISA), and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and catalase (CAT) activity by methods spectrophotometric. Both sets of socio-demographic information on mothers were combined. LNHM had a higher fat content and energy value than TIHM. The protein composition of LNHM and TIHM was the same. LNHM has a lower carbohydrate content than TIHM. Compared to TIHM, LNHM had increased TAC, CAT and GPx activity. There were no significant variations in the concentration of lysozyme, lactoferrin or vitamin C between the groups studied. The results indicate that breast milk retains high nutritional value after 12 months of breastfeeding, does not lose bioactive components and can be used in breast milk banks.
John Rohlf, editor Later this month, the Warren County R-III School Board will consider a lactation support policy in district buildings. The board, at its last meeting, voted on a policy regarding lactation activities. Missouri Bill 432, passed in 2021, requires school districts to adopt written policies to provide accommodations for lactation employees and students […]
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Supporting breastfeeding workers is not limited to lactation rooms, says director of nursing application
“Pumpspotting started on the dirty floor of an airport bathroom,” Leila Zayed, senior director of business strategy for breastfeeding app Pumpspotting, told HR Dive. Company founder and CEO Amy VanHaren was huddled on the floor, pumping breast milk, when she realized how little support there was for breastfeeding and working parents. “After a long flight […]