Evaluation of breast milk and breast milk substitutes on growing rats

E. Forsum, B. Lonnerdal

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Abstract

Experiments were performed to find out whether it is possible to formulate a mixture of individual proteins from cow's milk which is more similar to human milk than presently available commercial breast milk substitutes. This was made possible by large-scale fractionation of bovine whey proteins and by mixing the latter with casein to obtain a protein mixture similar to that of breast milk. Our results indicate that the use of a rat growth assay for this purpose may be misleading and that the results of such evaluations should be interpreted with extreme caution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)536-538
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics
Volume64
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Forsum, E., & Lonnerdal, B. (1979). Evaluation of breast milk and breast milk substitutes on growing rats. Pediatrics, 64(4), 536-538.

Evaluation of breast milk and breast milk substitutes on growing rats. / Forsum, E.; Lonnerdal, B.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 64, No. 4, 1979, p. 536-538.

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Forsum, E & Lonnerdal, B 1979, 'Evaluation of breast milk and breast milk substitutes on growing rats', Pediatrics, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 536-538.
Forsum, E. ; Lonnerdal, B. / Evaluation of breast milk and breast milk substitutes on growing rats. In: Pediatrics. 1979 ; Vol. 64, No. 4. pp. 536-538.
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