Studies on Human Milk


  • Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women, Coimbatore, India


The adequacy of breast milk to meet the nutritional demands of the growing infant in the different stages of lactation has been the subject of several investigations. The possible interrelationship between the nutritional status of the mother and her nursing ability, and between maternal dietary intake and the composition of human milk have been studied. Extensive surveys indicate that there is almost an inverse relationship between the position of the mother in the socio economic scale and her successful lactation.

Subject Discipline

Alternative Medicine

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